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The SuperFoods

24 Foods That Will Change Your Life

Apples

An apple a day is perhaps one of the most delicious prescriptions ever made. Apples are a powerful source of antioxidants, vitamin C, fiber and potassium. Plus, there are only 47 calories in the average sized apple.
Health Benefits
Improves Heart Health, Improves Lung Function, Lowers Risk of Type II Diabetes, Prevents Lung Cancer
Nutrients
Antioxidants, Fiber, Flavonoids, Polyphenols, Potassium, Vitamin C
Sidekicks
Pears

Avocado

Avocados aren't only a delicious creamy treat used for mouthwatering guacamole, they are one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. They're packed with fiber, and ounce by once, top the charts among all fruit for folate, potassium, vitamin E and magnesium.
Health Benefits
Can Facilitate Weight Loss, Lowers Chance of Prostate Cancer, May Help Lower Cholesterol
Nutrients
Beta-Sitosterol, Carotenoids, Chorophyll, Fiber, Folate, Glutathione, Lutein, Magnesium, Polyphenols, Vitamin E
Sidekicks
Artichokes, Aspaaragus, Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Beans

Looking for an earthy treat that is a versatile nutritional powerhouse? Beans have long been considered the "poor man's meal," but in reality they fuel your body with all sorts of amazing vitamins and minerals.
Health Benefits
Anti-Cancer, Helps Maintain Healthy Weight, Lowers Cholesterol, Regulates Blood Sugar Levels
Nutrients
B Vitamins, Fiber, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Phytonutrients, Potassium, Protein
Sidekicks
Garbanzos, Grean Peas, Lentils, String Beans, Sugar Snap Peas

Blueberries

Here is a SuperFood that you can take to the bank! We're shocked to think that nutritionists and researchers ignored the tiny berry for years because it is relatively low in vitamin C. Thankfully, it was finally discovered that they have incredibly high levels of antioxidant phytonutrients.
Health Benefits
Anti-Cancer, Help with Balance and Coordination, Improve Brain Function, Improve Cell Communications, Slow Down the Aging Process
Nutrients
Ascorbic Acid, Carotenoids, Fiber, Folate, Polyphenols, Salicylic Acid, Vitamin E
Sidekicks
Blackberries, Boysenberries, Cherries, Cranberries, Fresh Currant, Purple Grapes, Raspberries, Strawberries

Broccoli

In 1992 President George Bush made a strange proclamation: "I'm the president of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli." His words inspired the press to take up the cause of broccoli and more information was gathered over its power.
Health Benefits
Anti-Cancer, Detoxifier, Keeps Metabolism in Balance, Lowers Cholesterol, Protects the Eyes
Nutrients
Ascorbic Acid, Calcium, Fiber, Folate, Indoles, Sulforaphane
Sidekicks
Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Collards, Kale, Turnips

Cinnamon

What could be more welcoming and delicious than a warm mug of apple cider or a yummy slice of toast sprinkled with a hint of cinnamon? Beyond its wonderful flavor, it happens to be one of the most powerful spices on the planet.
Health Benefits
Anti-Inflammatory, Helps Diabetes II Patients, Improves Cognition, Lowers Cholesterol, May Reduce Risk of Heart Disease, Regulates Glucose Levels
Nutrients
Calcium, Fiber, Manganese
Sidekicks
None

Dark Chocolate

People throughout the world couldn't help but celebrate when it was discovered that dark chocolate is a SuperFood. The no longer "forbidden" treat was discovered to have flavonols with potent antioxidant properties that promote healthy blood pressure and more.
Health Benefits
Lowers Blood Pressure, May Improve Brain Function, May Reduce Risk of Heart Disease, Promotes Blood Flow, Protects Skin from the Sun
Nutrients
Copper, Fiber, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Zinc
Sidekicks
None

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

One of the most important changes you can make in your kitchen is to substitute extra virgin olive oil for other fats. Olive Oil has been enjoyed since around 3,000 B.C. and is a staple of the Mediterranean diet.
Health Benefits
Anti-Diabetes, Lowers Blood Pressure, May Reduce Change of Breast and Colon Cancer, May Reduce Risk of Heart Disease
Nutrients
Carotenoids, Monounsaturated Fatty Acids, Phytosterols, Polyphenols, Vitamin E
Sidekicks
Canola Oil

Garlic

Garlic is a small and humble-looking veggie, but it places a huge role in major cuisines around the world. It makes even the simplest dishes taste profound. What's even more exciting is that it's a major powerhouse for the body.
Health Benefits
Anti-Cancer, Can Reduce Blood Pressure, Combats Common Cold and Flu, Detoxifies Heavy Metals in Body, Lowers Cholesterol, May Help Prevent Alzheimer's
Nutrients
75 Organosulfur Compounds, Arginine, Ascorbic Acid, Polyphenols, Potassium, Saponins, Selenium
Sidekicks
Leeks, Onions, Scallions, Shallots

Honey

It's no wonder the word "honey" is a term of endearment. What could be sweeter and more appealing than the rich golden treat? Its benefit goes much further than the fact that it tastes amazing on cereal, toast, yogurt, and pancakes–it has too many nutritional benefits to ignore.
Health Benefits
Inhibits the Growth of Bacteria, Inhibits the Growth of Fungi and Viruses, Inhibits the Growth of Yeast, Lowers Cholesterol, Prevents Constipation, Regulates Blood Sugar Levels
Nutrients
Oligosaccharides, Polyphenols, Salicylates
Sidekicks
None

Kiwi

This beautiful fruit was named after a bird. Kiwi was introduced to New Zealand from China around 1906 and was first known as the Chinese Gooseberry. As the fruit's popularity grew, New Zealanders proudly named it after their national bird.
Health Benefits
Anti-Cataract & Macular Degeneration, May Prevent Colon Cancer, Neutralizes Free Radicals, Reduces Severity of Osteoarthritis, Supports Brain & Hearing Health
Nutrients
Ascorbic Acid, Fiber, Folate, Indoles, Polyphenols, Potassium, Vitamin E
Sidekicks
Guava, Pineapple

Oats

It wasn't until 1997 that the FDA allowed a label to be placed on oat foods claiming an association between consumption of oatmeal, oat bran, or oat flour and a reduced risk for coronary heart disease. Oats are a simple, yet profound SuperFood that is low in calories, high in fiber and protein.
Health Benefits
Enhances Immune Response to Infection, Lowers Chance of Breast Cancer, Lowers Cholesterol, Lowers Risk of Heart Disease, Lowers Risk of Type II Diabetes, Regulates Blood Sugar Levels
Nutrients
Beta Glucan, Copper, Fiber, Magnesium, Potassium, Protein, Selenium, Thiamin, Zinc
Sidekicks
Amaranth, Barley, Brown Rice, Buckwheat, Bulgur Wheat, Couscous, Kamut, Millet, Quinoa, Rye, Spelt, Triticale, Wheat, Wild Rice, Yellow Corn

Onions

Onions were not put on this earth to give humanity a horrid case of bad breath or to spice up our favorite dishes. This SuperFood happens to be one of the most powerful you can consume on a daily basis. Eat them regularly to protect your body from cancer, lower cholesterol and reduce inflammation.
Health Benefits
Anti-Cancer, Decreases Inflammation, Lowers Cholesterol, Lowers Risk of Heart Disease, Strengthens Immune System
Nutrients
Ascorbic Acid, Diallyl Sulfide, Fiber, Fructans, Polyphenols, Potassium, Saponins, Selenium, Vitamin E
Sidekicks
Chives, Garlic, Leeks, Scallions, Shallots

Oranges

Oranges aren’t just beneficial to your taste buds, they happen to be one of the most potent sources of vitamin C on the planet. Not only are they an excellent boost for your immune system, they've been proven to support heart health, prevent stroke, regulate glucose levels, and help with a host of chronic ailments.
Health Benefits
Lowers Risk of Stroke, Regulates Glucose Levels, Strengthens Immunity, Supports Heart Health
Nutrients
Ascorbic Acid, Fiber, Folate, Limonene, Pectin, Polyphenols, Potassium
Sidekicks
Kumquats, Lemons, Limes, Tangerines, White and Pink Grapefruit

Pomegranates

Did you know that it may have been a pomegranate -- not an apple - that tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden? This ancient and beloved fruit figures prominently in history and mythology. Not only is it unique in appearance, it's a powerhouse for nutrients and do wonders for the body.
Health Benefits
Anti-Cancer, Inhibits Abnormal Platelet Aggregation, Lowers Blood Pressure, Lowers Cholesterol, May Protect Against Osteoporosis, May Reverse Atherosclerotic Plaque, Supports Immune System
Nutrients
Ascorbic Acid, Polyphenols, Potassium, Vitamin B6
Sidekicks
Plums

Pumpkin

Could a healthy portion of pumpkin pie actually be good for you? Minus the refined sugar, the answer is yes. It's an excellent idea to eat plenty of pumpkin throughout the year. It happens to be one of the most nutritionally valuable foods known to man. Plus, it's inexpensive, high in fiber, and low in calories.
Health Benefits
Anti-Cancer, Anti-Cataract & Macular Degeneration, Lowers Risk of Heart Disease, Prevents Oxidation of Cholesterol, Slows Down Aging Process
Nutrients
Alpha & Beta Carotene, Ascorbic Acid, Fiber, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium, Vitamin E
Sidekicks
Butternut Squash, Carrots, Orange Bell Peppers, Sweet Potatoes

Soy

If you love soy, there is good news. It truly is a SuperFood! It offers tremendous health benefits when incorporated into your regular diet. It's an inexpensive, high-quality, vitamin and mineral-rich plant protein with lots of soluble fiber, plant-based omega-3 fatty acids, and a wealth of disease-fighting phytonutrients.
Health Benefits
Anti-Cancer (Depending on Personal Health History), Appetite Suppressant, Lowers Risk of Heart Disease, May Help Prevent Hot Flashes, Promotes Bone Health
Nutrients
Alpha Lipoic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, B Vitamins, Beta-Carotene, Glutathione, Lutein / Zeaxanthin, Vitamin E
Sidekicks
Edamame, Miso, Soy Milk, Soy Nuts, Tempeh, Tofu

Spinach

You can usually recognize SuperFood fans in the grocery store: Their carts are loaded with spinach! In the U.S., we are now eating five times more fresh spinach than we ate in the 1970s. This is the highest level of spinach since the 1950s when parents were urging their kids to be like Popeye and consume the nutrient-dense veggie every day.
Health Benefits
Anti-Cancer, Lowers Blood Pressure, Lowers Risk of Heart Disease, Prevents Asthma, Promotes Bone Health, Promotes Healthy Skin and Hair, Protects Against Macular Degeneration & AMD
Nutrients
Alpha Lipoic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, B Vitamins, Beta-Carotene, Glutathione, Lutein / Zeaxanthin, Vitamin E
Sidekicks
Arugula, Bok Choy, Collards, Kale, Mustard Greens, Orange Bell Peppers, Romaine Lettuce, Seaweed, Swiss Chard, Turnip Greens

Tea

According to legend, the discovery of tea occured quite by accident in 27 B.C. in the reign of the Chinese emperor Shen Nung. There are now more than 3,000 varieties of tea available around the world. What's even more exciting is that there is solid evidence that tea consumption is associated with a lowered risk of heart disease and stroke and much more.
Health Benefits
Anti-Cancer, Beneficial to Diabetes Patients, Fights Free Radicals, Lowers Risk of Parkinson's Disease, May Protect Body from Neurological Diseases, May Protect the Body from Ultraviolet Rays
Nutrients
Flavonoids, Fluoride, No Calories
Sidekicks
None

Tomatoes

Many people are often certain there's going to be bad news that comes along with the consumption of tomatoes -- because they taste so good! It's also assumed that tomatoes have always belonged in the veggie category. However, they were once considered fruit and then in 1893 the Supreme Court stepped into the picture and decided they were vegetables. Regardless, they are packed with tons of benefits for your health.
Health Benefits
Anti-Cancer, Lowers Blood Pressure, Lowers Glucose Levels, Supports Healthy Skin, Supports Heart Health
Nutrients
Alpha and Beta Carotene, Ascorbic Acid, Fiber, Lutein / Zeaxanthin, Lycopene, Potassium
Sidekicks
Japanese Persimmons, Pink Grapefruit, Red-fleshed Papayas, Strawberry Guavas, Watermelon

Turkey

Benjamin Franklin once lobbied to make the turkey the national bird, rather than the eagle. It didn't work out the way he had hoped, but it did go on to become a staple in holiday celebrations each year. Our hope is that you consider incorporating turkey into your regular diet. It's highly nutritious, low in fat, inexpensive, versatile and always available.
Health Benefits
Boosts Immune System, Fuels Energy Production, Great Source of Protein, Lowers Cholesterol, Supports Healthy Thyroid
Nutrients
Iron, Niacin, Protein, Riboflavin, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Zinc
Sidekicks
Skinless Chicken Breast

Walnuts

It's quite common for people to worry about the fat content in nuts while ignoring their massive benefit to the mind and body. Yes, they are high in calories and fat, but in all the good ways. Of course, don't eat huge quantities. A handful of nuts about five times a week will reduce your chances of getting a heart attack by at least 15 percent and possibly even as much as 51 percent.
Health Benefits
Anti-Cancer, Improves Heart Health, Lowers Blood Pressure, Natural Anti-Depressant, Reduces Risk of Diabetes
Nutrients
Arginine, Fiber, Magnesium, Melatonin, Plant Sterols, Polyphenols, Potassium, Protein, Resveratrol, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E
Sidekicks
Almonds, Cashews, Hazlenuts, Macadamia Nuts, Peanuts, Pecans, Pistachios, Pumpkin Seeds, Sesame Seeds, Sunflower Seeds

Wild Salmon

When it comes to omega-3 fatty acids, wild salmon is the one simple answer. It's delicious, high in protein, widely available in canned form and easy to prepare. If you eat wild salmon two to four times a week, you will work toward rebalancing the ratio of fatty acids in your body and vastly improving your cellular system. Your mind and body will thank you for this!
Health Benefits
Helps Brain & Eye Development for Infants in Pregnancy, Improves Blood Lipid Patterns, Lowers Risk of Type II Diabetes, Reduces Risk of Stroke, Reduces Risks of Mental Disorders (Alzheimer's and Depression), Supports Heart Health, Supports Immune System
Nutrients
B Vitamins, Calcium (when canned with bones), Carotenoids, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Potassium, Protein, Selenium, Vitamin D
Sidekicks
Alaskan Halibut, Canned Albacore Tuna, Clams, Herring, Oysters, Sardines, Sea Bass, Trout

Yogurt

It's shocking to think that nine out of ten women and seven out of ten men don't meet their daily requirement for calcium. Worst yet, nearly 90 percent of teenage girls and 70 percent of teenage boys don't meet their calcium requirement either. This is where yogurt can play a valuable role. A single 1-cup serving of yogurt supplies 414 milligrams of calcium, while providing live active cultures of probiotics to boot.
Health Benefits
Improves Workout Recovery, May Prevent High Blood Pressure, Promotes Bone Health, Supports Healthy Digestion
Nutrients
Calcium, Conjugated Linoleic Acid, Live Active Cultures, Magnesium, Potassium, Protein, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Zinc
Sidekicks
Kefir, Soy Yogurt

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