‘Superfoods’ is a non-medical, but popular term referring to foods that are superior in nutrients, minerals, vitamins, polyphenols, antioxidants and much more. These whole foods are considered to naturally promote good health and well-being, and may reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Superfoods are great additions to build healthier lifestyles!
Below lists our favourite superfoods that we enjoy, including some of the benefits that we’ve discovered. Your superfood favourites may not be ours, but they will have benefits…so keep eating!
Superfoods We Love, and Why
Since all fruits and vegetables have fibre and antioxidants (antioxidants neutralize free-radicals in your body that contributes to breaking down of cells which contributes to aging and weakening the body) we will not be including these in the nutritional information alongside each item. The list is a work in progress; therefore, check back often!
Keep in mind that the nutritional information serves as a general reference for health and well-being, but should not be relied on for medical purposes.
Where possible, we recommend using organically grown superfoods. The Environmental Working Group puts out a yearly list of fruits and vegetables that should be purchased as organic. As an example, the ‘dirty dozen’ are the dirtiest (high in pesticides and herbicides), conventionally raised fruits and vegetables, such as: apples, strawberries, grapes, celery, peaches, spinach, sweet bell peppers, nectarines, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, snap peas (imported) and potatoes. Check out their full list at: www.ewg.org/foodnews/list.php
On the flip side, the ‘clean fifteen’ list includes:
- Sweet corn
- sweet pea – frozen
- Sweet potato
The nutritional information on this site is provided for perspective, but should not to be used or relied upon for any medical purposes.