Though many foods can be described as super it’s important to understand that there’s no one particular food that holds the key to good health or disease prevention.
But since the term superfood doesn’t appear to be going anywhere at least not yet I thought it’d be fun to look at what foods may be worthy of that esteemed superfood title.
Number one dark leafy greens dark leafy green vegetables are an excellent source of important nutrients including folate, zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C and fiber.
Part of what makes leafy greens so super is their potential to reduce your risk of chronic illness including heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
They also contain high levels of anti-inflammatory compounds known as carotenoids which may protect against certain types of cancer.
So the most common type of dark briefly and vegetables to try to incorporate in your diet spinach, rocket, kale, Swiss chard and collard greens.
Number two mushrooms now though nutrient content varies depending on the type mushrooms are typically really high in vitamin A vitamin D potassium fiber and antioxidants that aren’t available in other foods.
What’s really cool is that they can also synthesize vitamin D from the Sun just like the human body can so in the future this can be a form of natural and healthy vitamin D supplementation and one other super feature of mushrooms.
That I like is that it’s agricultural waste products that are used to grow them so they’re definitely part of a sustainable and healthy food system number 3 legumes legumes are a class of plant foods that are made up of beans including soy lentils peas peanuts and alfalfa they earn the superfood label because they’re loaded with nutrients and play a role in preventing and managing various diseases.
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