What's a Superfood?

It's not the ability to fly, shoot lasers or run at record-shattering speeds that makes superfoods super. 

Superfoods are called as such because they contain compounds, nutrients and other good-for-you things in large and beneficial quantities. 

Banana and Peppers

From chia to blueberries, maca to salmon, the word gets thrown out a lot these days. Often when it is used, it is describing not only a nourishing food, but also a fad food. When a food is in the spotlight, it gets much praise for its qualities. And it remains in that light until another food bumps it off the pedestal. (Many of these also come with a hefty price tag and may not be available to all.)

Kale, chia seeds and even cauliflower have all had their time in the spotlight; and for good reason. Kale is high in fiber and important vitamins, and is naturally anti-inflammatory. Chia seeds are tiny powerhouses full of antioxidants, protein and healthy fat. Aside from making a great rice substitute, cauliflower is packed full of potassium, nutrients, and wait for it...protein!

Despite not having a marketing campaign, there are many foods deserving of the "superfood" title. These unsung heroes of the food world are truly super. They're bursting with nutrients and have many benefits--from cancer-fighting compounds to helping you feel more energetic.

Did you know red peppers have more vitamin C than an orange? Or that dates have more potassium than a banana? And did you know that the entire egg is full of good-for-you things?

Add these super foods to your daily diet:
  1. Sweet potatoes
  2. Eggs
  3. Sardines
  4. Blueberries
  5. Limes
  6. Apples
  7. Grapefruit and other citrus
  8. Red Pepper
  9. Bananas
  10. Dates
  11. Beets
  12. Quinoa
  13. Almonds
  14. Prunes
  15. Cucumbers
  16. Butternut Squash
  17. Pumpkin
  18. Tempeh
  19. Ginger and Turmeric 
  20. Cinnamon 
Whether it be sprinkling cinnamon on your oatmeal, trying sardines for lunch or roasting up a batch of beets to pair with a piece of salmon, give these "superfoods" a try! 

Need some tasty recipe ideas to try some of these foods out? I've got you covered


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