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What are Superfoods?

Posted on by Abhishek Modi

Superfoods are simply foods that are full of nutrition and a MUST for maintaining a healthy lifestyle! According to Despina Hyde, a registered dietician with the weight management program at New York University, ‘Superfoods have extra-large doses of vitamins and minerals that help fight diseases and live a longer, healthier life’.

 Here our list of 5 superfoods you MUST include in your diet for a healthier lifestyle!

  • Chia seeds

Chia seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and calcium. Add them to your otalmeal, smoothies or even on stir-fry dishes! They add a great crunchy taste and are a boost of nutrients!

  •  Blueberries

Dried blueberries are ‘nutritional superstars’!! They are filled with fiber, vitamin C and cancer-fighting compounds. They also help improve memory!

  • Cranberries

The Cranberry Marketing Committee of U.S. Cranberries calls this yummy berry as ‘America’s original superfruit’! They are heart-friendly, improve oral health, fight inflammation and lower the risk of UTI. Sprinkle some on your meals for a healthy yummy dose of nutrients!

  • Almonds

Almonds are the most nutritionally dense nut! They are packed with potassium, calcium, vitamin E, magnesium and iron. You can eat them raw, or even make your own almond butter!

  • Goji berries

Gojiberries are full of vitamin C and rich in antioxidants! They make a great addition to salads or even make your own trail mix with other berries!

Sources:

http://www.livescience.com/34693-superfoods.html

http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/shopping-storing/food/superfoods/more

http://greatist.com/health/25-greatist-superfoods-and-why-theyre-super