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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:

Apples Apricots Bananas
Blackberries Blueberries Cantaloupe
Cherries Cranberries Figs
Grapefruit Grapes Honeydew melon
Kiwifruit Lemons Limes
Nectarines Oranges Papaya
Peaches Pears Pineapple
Plums Prunes Raisins
Raspberries Strawberries Watermelon

Superfood Vegetables:

Asparagus Avocados Beets
Bell peppers Brussels sprouts
Cabbage Carrots Cauliflower
Collard greens Crimini mushrooms Cucumbers
Eggplant Garlic Green beans
Kale Mustard greens Onions
Peas Portobello mushrooms Potatoes
Rainbow chard Romaine lettuce Shiitake mushrooms
Spinach Summer squash Sweet potatoes
Swiss chard Tomatoes Turnip greens

Superfood Grains:

Amaranth Arborio rice Barley
Brown rice Buckwheat Bulgur
Corn Jasmine rice Millet
Oats Quinoa Rye
Spelt Triticale Wild Rice

Superfood Proteins:

Almonds Beef, lean Black beans
Cashews Chickpeas Egg whites
Eggs Flaxseed Garbanzo beans
Hemp seeds Hummus Kidney beans
Lima beans Lentils Miso
Navy beans Nuts Peanut butter
Peanuts Pumpkin seeds Salmon, canned or fresh
Sesame seeds Soybeans Tofu

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.