REMEMBER: These Are 10 BEST Superfoods That Will Boost Your Health! Pay SPECIAL Attention to Food #10! These Tips Helped Over 5,700 Readers! AWESOME Photos Included!
Many fruits and vegetables can be categorized as superfoods these days. They usually come jam-packed with various substances and nutrients your body needs for excellent health.
Superfood #1 – Tomatoes
One of the most important vegetables, tomatoes are packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, and a lot of fiber. This low-calorie vegetable (though technically classified as a fruit) has only 32 calories in a 100g serving which has made it one of the most popular salad ingredient consumed today.
Pay attention: Tomatoes also contain an antioxidant called lycopene. It helps protect you against many diseases and fortunately is more readily available when this vegetable is cooked mainly in a combination of olive oil.
Superfood #2 – Walnuts
If you want to live a longer life and increase your overall health then one of the best superfoods to include in your daily menu are nuts. The best of which are walnuts as these have a high concentration of Alpha-linoleic acid, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and phytochemicals.
All of these substances contribute to this nut’s health improving powers. Studies have shown that people who eat these nuts have less of a chance of dying from cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Pay attention: There was also less occurrence of diabetes and other chronic illnesses when people add walnuts to their diet.
Superfood #3 – Avocados
Avocado is the super-food that has somehow a misleading reputation. But the rumors are not true as avocados are a truly powerful food that contains high amounts of many beneficial nutrients.
These include substances, such as:
- Oleic Acid – A naturally occurring mono-saturated fat that can contribute to low-density lipoprotein levels.
- Lutein – They also contains lutein which improves eyesight.
- Folate – Folate is also present and helps pregnant women to stay fit and well.
- Antioxidants – It has vitamin E which works as an antioxidant and a few more helpful nutrients that work together to protect your body from a degenerative eye and brain diseases, heart diseases, and even cancer.
Keep in mind: This tasty vegetable contains healthy fats that we should include more in our diets, and it is very easy to enjoy with a variety of delicious dishes.
Superfood #4 – Black & Green Tea
If you are looking for a great, healthy alternative to warm yourself during cold weather, then try a black or green tea. Both have almost ten times the antioxidants of any fruit or vegetable making them true members of this exclusive club of superfoods.
Pay attention: Both black and green tea come from the same plant but are just processed differently which is why they are both so beneficial. The plant is called a Camellia tea plant and is known to have highly concentrated polyphenols, a very potent antioxidant!
Superfood #5 – Spinach
Popeye (yes, that animated character) knew what he was doing when he ate spinach since it is a truly excellent green leafy vegetable. One of its biggest benefits is its high protein content.
It is even bigger than in any other vegetable available. In addition to this, spinach is also rich on:
– Vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid, magnesium, iron, potassium, manganese, fiber, carotenoids, and flavonoids.
Keep in mind: It can provide a nutritional punch to your body and is a great addition to your nutritious superfood diet.
Superfood #6 – Blueberries
This small, round, fruit often hides under the radar of superfood greatness, but it truly qualifies for this title. Blueberries have managed to stay hidden because they did not have the rich vitamin content of other fruits.
Therefore, for many years nutritionists ignored these tiny berries. What they were missing, though, is their high content of phytonutrients. These substances help cells within your body to communicate more efficiently and stop mutations from occurring at the cellular level.
Pay attention: This means that they are a cancer-fighting food and should not be left out of any proper health boosting diet.
Superfood #7 – Ginger
Ginger is often associated with Asian cooking, and the oriental culture was definitely on to something with this root of a very potent plant. The zesty, spicy flavor of this root is great within meals coming from “Orient“, but it has other benefits as well.
Eastern medicine has been using ginger root to reduce nausea, stop vomiting, reduce inflammation, and minimize pain.
Pay attention: Homeopathic doctors have recommended this root for patients undergoing chemotherapy to reduce nausea caused by the drugs.
Superfood #8 – Turmeric
Turmeric is known for its bright yellow coloring, but this high-powered superfood does more than add color to our meals. It has healing and anti-inflammatory properties that make it a less-known but highly useful part of our dishes.
It comes from a root and contains curcuminoid polyphenol antioxidants. These are responsible for its bright yellow coloring and healthy properties.
Some studies show that curcumin is also helpful in balancing out blood sugar levels and reducing insulin resistances. This is ideal for patients who have diabetes.
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Superfood #9 – Dark Chocolate
Whomever in the ancient world decided to squash the hard-shelled cocoa pods and get the beans hidden inside was a genius. Very few of us really know that cocoa beans are full of flavonols – very potent antioxidants – that helps keep your blood pressure at a healthy level and your heart in a good condition.
Dark chocolate (with its potent antioxidant properties) falls in the same family as red wine, cranberries, and various teas.
Pay attention: Nowadays, we can find it in everything from candy bars to meat dishes. Chocolate powder flavor our coffees and dark chocolate candy bars satisfy our sweet tooth.
Superfood #10 – Broccoli
Last but not least there is broccoli – a green cruciferous vegetable that has only recently shown its real value as a cancer-fighting agent! Studies had shown that when broccoli was consumed, it slowed the growth of cancerous tumors by 60% and reduced its size by 75%.
Keep in mind: Besides this, broccoli provides your body with immune boosters that help to prevent diseases. This remarkable achievement has made broccoli one of the top ten superfoods and a must-eat for anyone who wants to limit cancer.