Superfoods you should be eating right

Ancient Grains

As the name suggests, ancient grains (also known as “heritage grains”) like spelt, farro, millet, barley, chia, buckwheat, oats, and quinoa have been around for a while

Avocado

There’s a reason millennials go into debt just to make the occasional avocado toast—it’s a bonafide superfood! In addition to hearty servings of vitamins K, C, B5, B6, and E, avocados

Beets

More than just nature’s candy, beets should be called “nature’s vitamins” for their levels of fiber, folate, iron, manganese, potassium, and vitamin C

Berries

Berries are bursting with phytonutrients, chemical compounds plants use to keep themselves healthy—which can keep your body healthy as well

Broccoli

They’re all packed with vitamin C, antioxidants, and numerous cancer-fighting nutrients. If you don’t like the bitter taste, cover it up

Citrus

Citrus fruits have always received good press for their high levels of vitamin C, but they also pack fiber  antioxidants, and potassium

Dark Chocolate

This list isn’t just going to be a bunch of fruits and veggies—although please continue eating lots of those—because believe it or not, dark chocolate is a superfood

Dark Greens

Lettuce is always a good option, but the darker the green, the more likely a vegetable is to contain nutrients like calcium, fiber, folate, iron, magnesium, vitamin C, and zinc

Eggs

Eggs have had a turbulent history in terms of perceived healthiness. First eggs were considered bad, then they were good, then just the whites were good

Garlic

Garlic can destroy your breath, but it’s worth it for the health benefits. Garlic contains antioxidants as well as vitamin C, vitamin B6, manganese, and selenium

Ginger

Suffering from nausea or motion stickiness? Try ginger. Sore muscles? Ginger. Digestion issues, inflammation, high blood sugar, or menstrual cramps

Legumes

Legumes like chickpeas, black beans, kidney beans, cannellini beans, and lentils have been quietly gaining acceptance as superfoods in recent years

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