It seems like you can’t go very long these days without hearing the word “superfood”. Everywhere you turn, there’s a new food with advocates explaining why that food is super healthy. But what is a superfood? First of all, the word isn’t exactly used in any nutritional or scientific sense. The word is an umbrella term for particular foods that have high amounts of vitamins and minerals, and are considered exponentially healthy to our bodies. Superfoods are classified as such because they contain high levels of antioxidants, which help our bodies defend against cell damage, and they provide the body with other aspects like anti-inflammatory or antibacterial properties. We hear a lot about coconut oil, blueberries, kale, and many other foods. They have become distinctly popular among superfood enthusiasts, but there are other foods that are capable of being classified in the superfood group that are, at times, overlooked. Maybe you have already heard of them, but you haven’t taken the time to try them or add them to your diet. Nonetheless, here are 7 superfoods that you should check out.
Goji berries are bursting with vitamin C and are showing up in supermarket aisles everywhere. The Chinese have spent centuries using these berries to help those with vision impairments and also to help boost blood circulation throughout the body. Goji berries not only boost our immune system, they also make a perfect everyday snack for kids and adults. They are high in fiber and low in calories. Many arthritis sufferers have presented testimonials about how eating goji berries has helped to reduce inflammation in their joints. You may be able to find these berries in ordinary markets. They can be added to a variety of dishes (such as smoothies or trail mixes) and will only enhance the flavor.