The human body is an amazing and complicated organism that requires a wide variety of nutrition. If we give our bodies what they need, we’ll likely feel more energetic and happier all around. The following list comprises a select few superfoods that are loaded with various vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, proteins and healthy fats, and if you add them to your diet, you’ll get concentrated forms of nutrition. What’s more, many of these superfoods are tasty; you’ll likely find that you enjoy eating them simply for their taste.
These berries are becoming popular because they contain whopping amounts of vitamin C in a bioavailable form. They have a tangy taste sure to add a little spark to any smoothies.
Move over blueberries – there’s another superberry about to steal the show! These small, purple berries are purported to be weight loss and anti-aging aids. They contain high levels of the antioxidant anthocyanins, which are known to fight cancer and heart disease. Try to buy the whole berry, which retains its fiber, rather than juice forms.
Sea vegetables are often packed with Omega-3 fatty acids, which often have a whole host of benefits, such as protecting against heart attacks or strokes and lowering inflammation. Seaweed, however, has more than just Omega-3’s: they are rich in magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium, iodine and zinc. Quite an impressive list, to say the least. Seaweeds can often be bought in snack form, and they usually have a nice salty taste to them.
Keep your eye out for mangosteens, as they’re receiving a lot of attention as of late, and should become more available in the near future. It’s a fruit with a sweet-tasting, white flesh covered by a purple rind. Mangosteens are loaded in xanthones, a class of phytonutrients, that show promise with preventing cancer, helping gut health, and even joint-pain.