“Let food by thy medicine and medicine be thy food” ~Hippocrates
When the father of modern medicine said these words, it’s doubtful he knew just how important they would be thousands of years later.
It seems that most people in America and other developed nations somehow don’t “get” that eating proper food is a critical component of living a healthy life.
But there are a group of “super” foods that can help people who are concerned about their health.
What are SuperFoods
Superfoods are a group of natural, nutrient-dense whole foods that truly are nature’s medicine cabinet. You won’t find these foods created in a processing plant. You probably won’t see them advertised on sexy television commercials either.
But if you start to include these foods in your diet, it’s likely you’ll experience improved health and wellness, from the inside-out.
So here they are, 37 superfoods you should add to your diet.
SuperFoods to Start Eating Today
1. Apples. Apples are packed with antioxidants and fiber, so they make a filling and sweet snack.
2. Blueberries. Possibly the smallest superfood on our list, blueberries pack a punch. They’re high in potassium, vitamin C, and healthy antioxidants that can lower your risk of heart disease, cancer, and inflammation.
3. Apricots. Rich in fiber, iron and copper, apricots pack a whole lot of nutrition into each bite. Apricots have also been shown to improve indigestion, earaches, and certain skin diseases.
4. Artichokes. This low calorie vegetable is naturally rich with fiber, vitamins C and K, folate, magnesium and potassium. Artichoke is also versatile and can be prepared in a variety of ways. No matter how you eat them, be sure to eat the leaves and not just the heart!
5. Olive Oil. Our friends in the Mediterranean do it right; olive oil has been proven to improve heart health due to its high content of monosaturated fats. Olive oil is also an anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-microbial
6. Beets. Beets are loaded with fiber, potassium, and folate, and are free of saturated fats and cholesterol. Researchers believe the red pigment in