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What are SuperFoods?

People believe, that a diet rich in superfoods will help you stay slim, be free of heart disease, and generally live longer. They believe that it will make your skin glow from the inside out, and that people will see the spring in your step. If you do fall ill, a diet rich in superfoods will help you bounce back faster.

So what are these superfoods?


Well, it is sometimes used to describe food with high nutrient or phytochemical content that may confer health benefits, such as low in saturated fats and artificial ingredients, food additives or contaminants. A very popular superfruit these days, are blueberries which contain moderate-rich concentrations of anthocyanins, vitamin C, manganese, and dietary fiber, pterostilbene (phytochemical) and low calorie content. If you will notice, this superfood has been around for ages, but it’s just recently that so much hype and interest has started over it. Other examples of superfoods include broccoli, spinach, pumpkin and tomatoes which are rich in various nutrients. All these fruits and vegetables contain a variety of nutrients and phytochemicals in varying amounts as do common plant foods like bananas, pineapples and potatoes which have only rarely been called superfoods. Fish may be considered a superfood due to their omega-3 fatty acids which may promote cognitive development.

Here are some posts I have written in the past, on Superfoods:

12 Superfoods for Better Sex

5 Superfoods that help you shed pounds

Top 12 Skin Superfoods, for a Sunless Tan


Well, I have been fine tuning my list of favourite Superfoods, that I like to consume weekly, which are not too difficult to get at the groceries. These give me a massive energy boost and I hardly fall sick these days. Here they are..

Pinole/Chia Seeds
The Allium Family
Beans and Lentils
Green Foods
Hot Peppers
Nuts and Seeds
Yogurt and Kefir

What are the superfoods that you like to stock up your fridge with? Care to share? 



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2 Responses to What are SuperFoods?

  1. Nico November 11, 2012 at 6:53 am #

    I think my favorite from that list has to be Acai berries. I use to drink these berries in a shake every day when I lived in Rio.

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    • ciki November 11, 2012 at 7:10 am #

      I like them as juice! 😀

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