10 Super Foods

Many of us believe that the healthiest foods are the ones with the most exotic-sounding names, the ones that appear to have been conjured up in the mind of Dr. Seuss. However, the most beneficial super foods can be bought at your local supermarket.




  • Rich source of glutathione – a powerful antioxidant known to block over 30 different carcinogens
  • Packed with antioxidants and good fats, which help in reducing wrinkles
  • High in fiber, potassium, vitamin E, and magnesium




  • Tops the National Cancer Institute’s list as a potential cancer-preventive food
  • It is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory food that protects against heart disease
  • Has vitamins C and B6, manganese and selenium


Acai Berries


  • Named by nutritionist Nicholas Perricone as one of the greatest foods in the world
  • There’s also amino acids and essential fatty acids to help promote cardiovascular and digestive health
  • Packed full of antioxidants which can help combat premature ageing




  • A source of calcium; useful for vegans and those who are lactose intolerant
  • Considered a complete protein because it contains all eight of the essential amino acids
  • Is known as a super grain, but it is actually closely related to spinach




  • Boosts your immune system
  • Helps regulate blood sugar and cholesterol levels
  • Contains folic acid, vitamin C and carotenoids


Oily Fish

oily fish

  • Rich in omega 3 fatty acids, which help reduce risk of heart disease
  • Omega 3-rich seafood might help slow down macular degeneration
  • Protects against the build-up of cholesterol on the artery walls


Goji Berries


  • Contains huge amounts of vitamin A, B1, B2, B6 and vitamin E
  • More vitamin C than carrots and oranges
  • Contains all 18 amino acids




  • Low in calories
  • Contains lycopene, which is a powerful antioxidant
  • They also help against various types of cancer




  • Contain anthocyanosides, which are beneficial in preventing all types of cancer.
  • Said to help with memory loss
  • Helps prevent contagious bacteria from damaging major organs


Adzuki Beans

adzuki beans

  • These small red beans have one of the highest antioxidant ratings among superfoods
  • A good source of carbohydrates, potassium, iron and many more
  • Low in fat and have anti-ageing properties

Source(s): Metro