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What are the super foods?

What are super foods? They are groups and types of food that have super properties and have a much higher concentration of vitamins and minerals that are extremely good for you and your overall health. At the same time they lack things that are bad for you.

blueberries

These amazing little berries sure do pack a punch! They contain all sorts of goodies such as anti-oxidants, and minerals that will help you to stay healthy.

primary nutrients:

  • vitamin B6
  • vitamin C
  • vitamin K
  • dietary fibre

mangos

Mangos contain anti-oxidants, great vitamins, minerals and fat (the good kind, not the bad stuff you find in fast food). In addition to all the good vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidents mango's also contain phytonutrients, these are chemical compounds that have the ability to positively affect various types of cancer and strokes.

primary nutrients:

  • vitamin C
  • vitamin B6
  • vitamin A
  • Thiamine (B1)
  • Riboflavin (B2)
  • Niacin (B3)

broccoli

Broccoli contains a healthy dose of calcium as well as the stuff you find in most green vegetables. It's also extremely high in vitamin C and has many anti-cancer, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.

primary nutrients:

  • Riboflavin (B2)
  • vitamin B6
  • vitamin C
  • Vitamin K
  • Calcium

garlic

Have a cold and want to get better quickly? Then take a nice dose of garlic, sure you'll be a bit smelly, but it will help your body purge itself of all the things keeping you in bed.

primary nutrients:

  • vitamin B6
  • vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Phosphorus
  • Thamine (vitamin B1)

spinach

Popeye the sailor man had it right, spinach is super good for you and helps maintain a strong body. It has all kinds of vitamins, minerals and essential oils in it.

primary nutrients:

  • Vitamin K
  • vitamin A
  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids
  • Vitamin B9
  • Iron
  • Vitamin C

salmon

Salmon is a cold water fish, and thus contains a lot of oil, this oil is EXTREMELY good for you, especially if you're an adolescent as it helps brain development. Fresh wild salmon, although more expensive is much better for you than farmed because it will have much lower mercury content from local pollution in it's body.

quinoa

It's an ancient grain, and is a complete protein all on it's own, unlike other grains such as rice and wheat. It's also a great source of dietary fiber and minerals such as iron and magnesium, and to top it off, it's 100% gluten free and safe for people so have celiac disease.

primary nutrients:

  • Phosphorus
  • Vitamin B6
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • Folate (vitamin B9)

Avacado

One of the only natural sources of vitamin e, it's very good for your skin.

primary nutrients:

  • Vitamins B1,2,3,4,5,9
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K
  • Potassium (35% more than bananas)
  • Insoluble and soluble fiber