Superfoods. Superfoods. Superfoods. This buzzword is everywhere. It seems like every day a new and exotic plant is deemed a superfood. But did you know you are probably consuming superfoods without even realising it?
It turns out that many of the fruits, vegetables and nuts we consume on a daily basis have superfood status. Let's take a look at common everyday foods that are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and health benefits.
It doesn't take a genius to guess that fruits are at the top of any superfood list. Hydrating, sweet and delicious, fruits of different shapes and sizes are good for you.
Mouthwatering fruits like watermelon, pomegranate, blueberries and kiwis are among those deemed as superfoods.
Mum always told you to eat your veggies and she was right.
Superfood vegetables include zucchini (which is rich in phytonutrients), vine leaves (from grapes) and yams, which are high in vitamin C and have substances that may speed up the healing process.
NUTS AND SEEDS
It's no surprise nuts and seeds rank as a superfood. They are nutrient dense, high in protein and offer a myriad of health benefits.
Superfoods that should be in your diet include almonds, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts and omega–3 rich walnuts.
Curious about more common superfoods? Take a look at the full list below courtesy of Nuffield Health:
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