Terminology

Superfoods

Blueberries are called a superfood!

Superfoods are a special category of foods found in nature. By definition they are calorie sparse and nutrient dense meaning they pack a lot of punch for their weight. They are superior sources of anti-oxidants and essential nutrients - nutrients we need but cannot make ourselves. They are considered especially nutritious or otherwise beneficial to health and well-being. 

 Now imagine a superfood that is powerful enough to help you lower your cholesterol, reduce or prevent inflammation, help regulate metabolism and burn body fat, lower total cholesterol, lower blood pressure, help protect against heart disease, help protect against cancer, help protect organs from toxins, and for an added bonus, put you in a better mood, without side effects. You'd surely stock up on a lifetime supply. Guess what? These life-altering superfoods are available right now in your local supermarket.

In fact, just about every brightly colored fruit and vegetable fits the category of a superfood, as do nuts, beans, seeds and aromatic and brightly colored herbs and spices.  Superfoods include the green leafy vegetables such as spinach – think Popeye, dandelion greens, kale, watercress, and parsley, acai, the allium family – think onions, garlic, barley, lentils, buckwheat, hot peppers, broccoli sprouts, yogurt and kefir.