The beauty of superfoods is that they are generally easy to find and reasonably priced at your local farmer’s market, grocery or health food store. While there seems to be a seemingly endless array of such food, here are some of the better-known superfoods.
According to the NIH, studies have suggested that acai may provide antioxidant effects.
Almonds are well-known for their health benefits, providing vitamin E, magnesium, fiber, protein and healthy fats.
Avocado lovers can rejoice over the findings of recent clinical studies reflecting that avocados have many health benefits and are rich in good fats.
Blueberries have long been known for their antioxidant properties.
Broccoli, along with its superfood cousins kale and cauliflower are among one of the best superfoods.
Who doesn’t love chocolate? And, the best part, is that dark chocolate consisting of 70% percent cacao and greater can actually increase your brain’s neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is the ability to learn and memorize, as well as to recover from injury or disease.
Chia seeds pack a big punch in a tiny package. According to the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, Chia seeds are a complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids which cannot be made by the body.
The use of Goji, also known as Wolfberry, dates back to ancient Asia when Chinese and Tibetan healers used the berry to strengthen muscles and tendons, protect from illnesses, and longevity.
While used in Asia for medicinal purposes for thousands of years, the jury is still out on whether green tea all it’s cracked up to be.
Generally consumed in juice form, a recent study demonstrated that this tropical fruit cultivated mainly in Southeast Asia is an excellent antioxidant aiding in the reduction of inflammation