Updated: Aug 18, 2020
If you’ve explored the vast world of nutrient-rich foods, you’ve probably heard of the term “superfoods". Okay, so what makes them so special compared to the rest of the food pyramid? Super powers, like teleporting or superhuman speed? Yeah...not quite.
Even if you don’t know exactly what they are, it’s pretty well known that superfoods are a good thing. The term dates back to the early 20th century, but has only recently grown popular in the mainstream media. There is no official definition for this food group, however, Oxford Dictionary describes a ‘superfood’ as a, “nutrient rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being”. For this reason, many nutrition specialists advise people to incorporate these foods into their diet.
While they don’t give you telepathic abilities or invisibility, the following nutrient-packed ingredients hold a variety of amazing health benefits, that can help you feel close to invincible, while also being dangerously easy to incorporate into your diet.
With that being said, don’t feel that you need to go searching every local farmers market to find the most premier foods out there, or that you need to completely alter your diet to only include superfoods.
Below, we are going to provide 8 easy-to-find ingredients that will supercharge the way you feel.
Let’s check out some of the top superfoods, and learn about their incredible benefits that will leave you feeling indestructible!
1. Goji Berries
Goji Berries originated in the hills of Asia, but have grown over time throughout the US and Canada, with the largest-scale cultivations in Ontario at 4 acres and California at 18 acres. These vibrant berries bloom from a shrub in the late spring to early summer, and ripen mid-summer.
Goji berries are jam-packed with nutrients such as iron, copper, zinc, and selenium. These vitamins and minerals are essential to organ function, optimizing metabolism, and protecting cells.
Compared to 1 gram of protein in a 100 gram serving size of blueberries, goji berries contain a whopping