TOP 50 SUPER FOODS YOU SHOULD ADD TO YOUR DIET – PART 1

Here are 50 of the best “Superfoods” you can eat. While there is no official definition of a Superfood, it’s generally understood that Superfoods are nutrient powerhouses that pack large doses of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals – substances that shield our bodies from cell damage and help prevent disease. Adding more of these items to your diet on a regular basis may reduce the risk of chronic disease and prolong life. In
general, people who consume more “Superfoods” are healthier than those who don’t. How Many do you have in your diet?

1. Açai Berries: contain high levels of antioxidants which help fight cancer and heart disease & are known to help boost energy levels & improve digestion, promote younger-looking skin and cleanse the body of toxins

2. Almonds: are the most nutritionally dense nut. A one-ounce serving provides about 14 percent of the daily Recommended value and has a
healthy dose of potassium & calcium

3. Apples: associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, diabetes, and asthma.

4. Apricots: packed with Vitamin A helps in the enhancement of vision, among other things.

5. Artichokes: are said to help to lower your cholesterol.

6. Asparagus: Helps the body in the removal of waste products

7. Avocados: They contain more potassium than bananas and are loaded with fiber. Can lower Cholesterol and Triglyceride levels

8. Bananas: Rich in potassium they can help lower blood pressure, and people who consume a lot of potassium have up to a 27% lower risk of heart
disease

9. Beans and Lentils: They’re also loaded with fiber, protein folate, and iron and other essential nutrients. It has been shown that legumes can actually help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of certain cancers.

10. Beets: contain tons of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can help fight disease and strengthen vital organs. And may help ward off cancer and other degenerative diseases

11. Bell Peppers: loaded with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits

12. Blueberries: great source of antioxidants and a good source of dietary fiber.  May also protect against cancer and reduce the effects of age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s or dementia.

13. Broccoli: contain nutrients that may suppress the growth of tumors and reduce cancer risk. Packed with vitamins, minerals, disease-fighting compounds and may reduce risk of heart disease, certain cancers, and stroke.

14. Cabbage: said to boost cancer-fighting enzymes

15. Cantaloupe: High in potassium and “good” source of B vitamins & also provides a measurable about of omega-3 fat

16. Carrots: A rich source of the powerful antioxidant Beta carotene they also supply essential minerals, vitamins and enzymes that aid in digestion.

17. Cauliflower: has been shown to prevent damage to the lungs and stomach by carcinogens, potentially protecting against those cancers and may also help prevent hormone-driven cancers like breast, uterine, and cervical

18. Cherries: may be credited with slowing down the aging process and even with ending insomnia! .

19. Chia Seeds: loaded with the most essential fatty acids of any known plant plus magnesium, iron, calcium, and potassium.

20. Cocoa: contains serotonin and dopamine, which are potent antidepressant compounds and may reduce blood pressure, improve insulin
sensitivity, increase antioxidant capacity

21. Cranberries: can help fight inflammation, reduce the risk of heart disease, improve oral health, help prevent ulcers and yeast infections, and may even inhibit the growth of some human cancer cells.

22. Dark Chocolate: may be great for cardiovascular health, premature aging and cancer

23. Dried Plums: contain antioxidants that are particularly effective at combating the “superoxide anion radical” thought to be one of the primary causes of cancer.

24. Eggs: rich in nutrients. Eggs are also a great source of
omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for normal body function and heart
health.

25. Fish: may protect your heart, fight cancer, and strengthen your immune system

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