What you eat influences how good you feel every day, so the next time you visit the grocery store or farmer’s market fill your basket with super foods and get creative in the kitchen “Superfood,” are foods that have more nutrients per serving than other foods, or a high quantity of a particular nutrient. And just so know, they don’t have to be exotic, either.
Garlic lovers, rejoice! Your favorite flavor has a surprising amount of nutrients including vitamins C and B6, manganese, as well as free radical fighting antioxidants. Garlic extract is an effective treatment for yeast infections and may also protect against enlarged prostate.
Tiny and mighty! Don’t be fooled by their small size. Chia seeds are among the healthiest foods on the planet. They're loaded with nutrients that can have important benefits for your body and brain. Chia seeds contains high amounts of omega 3 that help reduce inflammations in the body and also great for heart health. All you need is two tablespoons per day.
Lemons are rich in vitamin C and one lemon contains 187 percent of the recommended daily value per serving. Lemons are also low in sugar and versatile in the kitchen. Considered a great source of thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, iron, magnesium, fiber, vitamin B6, calcium, potassium, copper, folate, potassium, lemons are a wealth of healthy goodness.
Flax seeds are teensy tiny nutritional powerhouses packed with fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, antioxidants, and cancer-fighting lignans. Flaxseed is high in protein and can be sprinkled on many foods like yogurt or oatmeal. It also can be stirred into hot soups, stews and pasta sauces
Pumpkins are one of the most nutritious fruits around. One cup of pumpkin has seven grams of fiber and three grams of protein, a host of other vitamins. Pumpkin is even of beta-carotene, which is important for maintaining eye health.
Let’s not forget about the seeds, either. A single ounce of pumpkin seeds has protein, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. They also have high levels of phytosterols, which some research suggests can reduce cholesterol and help prevent certain types of cancer.
Beets are known for their intense purple color, which comes from antioxidant-rich betalains. Studies show that belatins help prevent cancer and other degenerative diseases, but this isn’t the only thing that makes beets a superfood. They’re also full of vitamins A, B, and C, plus potassium, fiber, and folate.