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100 Incredible Superfoods You Probably Haven’t Heard Of

Superfoods come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. While you may have heard about some of the most exotic, there are so many nutrient-dense foods out there that can be called superfoods.

Most of the superfoods on the list below are inexpensive and easy to use in a variety of ways. No single food can provide the same amount of health benefits as a few of these foods combined. So, add a few of these foods to your favorite recipes, even if they aren’t called for. For example, chopped walnuts go great on top of salads, and you can always reduce the sugar content in your favorite baked goods by adding puréed fruit instead.

Get creative, and post this list on your fridge to help inspire you in the kitchen.

Here are 100 superfoods you may, (or may not) have heard about:

Superfood Fruits:

ApplesApricotsBananas
BlackberriesBlueberriesCantaloupe
CherriesCranberriesFigs
GrapefruitGrapesHoneydew melon
KiwifruitLemonsLimes
NectarinesOrangesPapaya
PeachesPearsPineapple
PlumsPrunesRaisins
RaspberriesStrawberriesWatermelon

Superfood Vegetables:

AsparagusAvocadosBeets
Bell peppersBrussels sprouts
CabbageCarrotsCauliflower
Collard greensCrimini mushroomsCucumbers
EggplantGarlicGreen beans
KaleMustard greensOnions
PeasPortobello mushroomsPotatoes
Rainbow chardRomaine lettuceShiitake mushrooms
SpinachSummer squashSweet potatoes
Swiss chardTomatoesTurnip greens

Superfood Grains:

AmaranthArborio riceBarley
Brown riceBuckwheatBulgur
CornJasmine riceMillet
OatsQuinoaRye
SpeltTriticaleWild Rice

Superfood Proteins:

AlmondsBeef, leanBlack beans
CashewsChickpeasEgg whites
EggsFlaxseedGarbanzo beans
Hemp seedsHummusKidney beans
Lima beansLentilsMiso
Navy beansNutsPeanut butter
PeanutsPumpkin seedsSalmon, canned or fresh
Sesame seedsSoybeansTofu

What Are Superfoods?

Superfoods offer a multitude of health benefits. They power your body with a combination of nutrients known to reduce the risk against diseases, fight common infections, improve immune function, and provide lasting energy.

This list of superfoods shows that there are tons of options when it comes to nutrient-rich foods. Grab it as you head to the grocery store, and choose a few superfoods from each section. Add them to your menu. Incorporate them into your recipes. Make them a part of your daily diet.

Eating Superfoods on A Budget

While there is a lot of hype out there today about superfoods, you don’t have to get all of your health foods from the Amazon rainforest, Brazil or the hands of Australian aborigines. In fact, you can eat superfoods every day right at home for under $10.00/day. The list above is just a start! There are so many others you may not have heard about, because today there are so-called health “gurus,” seemingly everywhere claiming to offer professional dietary advice when really, eating healthy is as easy as finding out which whole natural foods you enjoy most.

And as far as superfoods go, if you want to eat ultra-healthy every day, just ask Mother Nature what’s in season. Anything raw, whole, and natural can be considered a superfood, and your local Farmer’s Market is a great place to learn all about them! As nature continues to provide the best possible source of nutrients through whole, raw foods, you can enjoy all of the health benefits of some of the most inexpensive superfoods, by simply looking to your favorite local farmer. They will be able to guide you through how to eat superfoods, every day and though every season.

You’ll quickly find out which superfoods fit your tastes, and which don’t. While every raw food from nature offers specific health benefits, you can also do a little research if you have certain goals, and see which of these superfoods will help you get there. With all of the health enhancing abilities of these foods, you can achieve better health in just a few days by adding them to your daily menu plan.

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About the Author

Dr. Amy Lee

Dr. Amy Lee has board certifications in internal medicine, physician nutrition and obesity medicine specialty. She practices internal medicine with a heavy emphasis on nutrition, wellness and weight management. Her Clinical nutrition fellowship training at UCLA has allowed her to incorporate realistic lifestyle modification in all her medicine patients.