Updated: Nov 4, 2018
They say you are what you eat, therefore if you want be superhuman you had better start eating superfoods.
Despite their flattering title, superfoods don’t give you X ray vision, nor do they make you fly. However, they do pack large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, and minerals. Those that eat them are considerably healthier than those that don’t.
We have put together a list of 10 superfoods that will help you to feel that little bit more SUPER:
1.Kale. Hale to the Kale, yes arguable Kale is the King of the greens packing a serious nutritious punch! It’s a great source of fiber, calcium, and iron. Kale can be made up in a variety of ways, from a side to crisps.
2. Quinoa. This is the stuff you always look at in a salad and wonder what it is. Eat this and you will no longer wonder but be more like wonder woman. Quinoa is filled with protein and provides nine of the essential amino acids that are bodies don’t produce themselves.
3. Broccoli. As The Body Coach refers to them “Midget Trees”. With high levels of Vitamin C and folate they possess serious disease fighting antioxidants.
4. Salmon. Far from a damp squib. Salmon contains anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids and good amounts of protein.
5. Almonds. Time to get a bit nutty! they are highly nutritional and a rich source of vitamin E, calcium, phosphorous, iron, and magnesium. It also contains zinc, selenium, copper, and niacin.
6. Cranberries. These little bad boys offer antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer health benefits. Cranberries are a great source of vitamin C, dietary fiber, and manganese, as well as a good source of vitamin E, vitamin K, copper and pantothenic acid.
7. Spirulina. Now it looks like pond scum but it Spirulaina is actually one of the most powerful super foods on the planet. It packs a mega amount of protein and a good source of antioxidants, B-vitamins and other nutrients.
8. Coconut oil. Once seen as a shooting object at a fairground or on the inside of a Bounty bar. It is a source of essential fatty acids and helps the body absorb fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D, E and K.
9. Chia Seeds. Discovered in Mexico, these nutrient-rich seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and calcium. They make a great topping to your oats and salads.
10. Sweet Potatoes. Anexcellent source of vitamin A, Vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6. Additionally, they are a good source of potassium, dietary fiber, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and phosphorus. They can be added to many dishes in a variety of forms.