What are SUPERFOODS?
SUPERFOODS are "whole" foods that have a high nutritional density, which means they provide a significant amount of nutrients, but very few calories. These foods are high in micronutrients like vitamins, minerals, enzymes, healthy fats, and antioxidants.
The majority SUPERFOODS are plant-based but the list also includes some dairy and fish. Studies have shown that SUPERFOODS high in antioxidants and flavonoids can help prevent coronary heart disease and cancer, improve immunity and decrease inflammation, as well as helping you maintain a healthy weight. SUPERFOODS are essential to add in to an overall healthy diet.
The top SUPERFOODS are:
Garlic, berries, dark green leafy vegetables, seafood, nuts and seeds, olive oil, whole grains, plain unsweetened yogurt and kefir, legumes, tomatoes, and cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels srouts), green tea, eggs, ginger, acai
Tips for getting more SUPERFOODS in your diet and our recipe suggestions:
- Your plate should looks like a rainbow! Are the colors on your plate mostly white, brown or beige? If so, your antioxidant levels are low, so add in some rich colored foods, such as beets, berries and kale: Immune Booster Kale Buddha Bowl, Sweet Potato Toast with Hummus and Beets, Baked Sweet Potato with Quinoa Salad and Salmon, Lentil Chard Tumeric Curry, Salad with Shrimp, Eggs and Strawberry Dressing
- Add spices such as cumin, oregano, ginger, turmeric, cloves and cinnamon to ramp up your antioxidant intake: Berry Turmeric Smoothie, Curry Lentil Soup, Lentil Vegetable Salad with Poppy Seed Plum Dressing
We hope to inspire you with our diverse collection of recipes. Our recipes are not only delicious but they are also healthy!
The list view below allows you to see multiple options at a glance and let your taste buds be the judge. This collection was curated by our team at EAT SMARTER to fit your needs within the category of SUPERFOODS If you like what you eat, please share your experience with us on our community and social media pages. We love feedback!