“What are the best superfoods?” Have you ever asked yourself? It’s really simple to answer… it’s the ones you eat!
In actual fact, I believe all naturally grown foods are superfoods and all are beneficial to our health. Each and every one of them comes packaged with the exact amount of vitamins, minerals, enzymes etc that will do you good.
The important thing, as with all fruits and vegetables, is that you are consuming them free of all manner of sprays. The food is doing you good on the one hand, and bad on the other. Kind of cancels out doesn’t it! Do the best you can by either buying organic at your local supermarket or better still, go to the local farmers’ market so you can purchase locally grown items. Ask questions to find out how “clean” it is and you will help your health enormously.
Better still again, grow your own!
Anyway, let’s talk about some foods that I’ve added to my diet that may be you’ve not thought of as superfoods:
- Chia Seeds
- Coconut Oil
- Dandelion leaves
- Dark Chocolate
- Flax Seeds
- Goji berries
- Hemp Oil
- Raw Cacao
- Raw Honey
These are some of the more unusual foods. There are a whole heap more they class as superfoods but quite a lot of them are part of my diet anyway because they are fruit and vegetables we normally eat.
All fruit and vegetables are superfoods
The best way is to think of all fruit and vegetables as superfoods and try to experiment with eating something new each shopping day. I mean, how long is it since you’ve bought something you’ve never tasted before? Why is it that we tend to buy the same foods, week after week? You need to break that habit and extend your list… we all do. Really it’s so much fun. I want to taste a pomegranate soon. I’ve had baby ones but I see these nice big red ones so soon it will be next.
The other day I bought a celeriac which I’d never tasted before, but guess what… tonight is the night!
Update: We really enjoyed the celeriac. I roasted it with some other vegetables and we all agreed we’d definitely like to have it again. See it’s fun to try something new and extend our taste buds. So what are the best superfoods? Most definitely the ones you eat! What do you eat? Got anything special you could share with us?
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I’ve wondered about celeriac. Be interested to hear what you think of it and what you do with it. Very interesting site Maz. Good way to keep in touch.
Well we cooked up the celeriac last night. Selwyn and Trent both agreed with me that it tasted great. Sort of between celery and parsnip. Not too strong. Pleasant to eat and we all agreed we’d definitely have it again. 🙂
We eat celeriac regularly here and love it. best way is baked but boiled is good.
I’ve not tried it boiled yet but I agree baked is good! Thanks for sharing with us.
That’s a long list of superfoods. I didn’t realize there was such a list. Planning on using it to add more variety into my diet. Thanks for sharing such vital information.
Glad it’s helped you Leandro. Let us know your experiences as you go.
Hey! I see you have dandelion leaves in the list of superfoods. Really? Isn’t that just a weed that grows all over our lawn?
Hi fresnel! Yes, that’s the one! We have quite a lot of it growing in our paddocks. Actually puts on a nice show of yellow flowers. We also have some up in the lawns that surround the house which are a bit more annoying.
The thing is this though… they are very good for you. If you pick some leaves and shred them amongst your salad, you don’t even notice they are there.
If you can dig a couple out and plant them in your veggie garden, they grow really big with nice tender leaves. I was amazed the first time I saw the big plant in someone’s garden.
You can receive a lot of benefits from eating the leaves, and of-course, they make dandelion coffee out of the roots.
I’m happy to leave dandelions in my list of superfoods. 🙂 Marilyn
Hello Marilyn. Very interesting article. I enjoy reading your posts.
Thank you Elvera, I appreciate you coming by to say so. 🙂 Marilyn
i cant imagine eating dandelion leaves… are you kidding?
Actually I’m not kidding. It does sound like I’m telling you to eat weeds, but in reality they are very good for you.