21 Superfoods

21 Superfoods

June 24, 2012 // Nutrition, Wellness

What is a Superfood?

All foods have an effect on the body’s functions. Health foods, also known as “Superfoods”, are ones that incorporate the most nutrients while containing the least amount negative consequences. These are foods that will burn fat, boost metabolism, build muscle, improve general health, and lower insulin levels.  Salmon, for example, is one of the highest grade superfoods. Salmon is packed with muscle-building protein (which also boosts the immune system), healthy fats (omega-3), and a large amount of vitamins and minerals.

Each macronutrient (Protein, Carbohydrate, Fat) has been analyzed and the superfoods from each have been complied in a list. Find out below what are the 21 best superfoods for health and wellness.



1. Salmon

2. Lean Red Meat (93% or greater)

3. Omega-3 Eggs

4. Chicken (Hormone-Free)

5. Low-Fat, Plain Yogurt

(Lactose-Free or Greek)

6. Protein Supplements

(Whey/Milk Protein Isolates or Vegan)

Vegetables & Fruits

7. Spinach

8. Tomatoes

9. Cruciferous Vegetables

(Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower)

10. Mixed Berries

11. Oranges

Other Carbohydrates

12. Mixed Beans

13. Quinoa

14. Whole Oats

Good Fats

15. Mixed Nuts

16. Avocados

17. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

18. Fish Oil

19. Flax Seeds (ground)


20. Green Tea

21. Liquid Exercise Drinks

(fast-absorbing protein and carbohydrate)

And Now?

Adding a superfood in each of your meals is a great way to guarantee that your food choices are improving your health. There are endless combinations and recipes designed to provide a delicious taste while maintaining the effectives of the superfood. Choose your favorite superfoods and design a meal plan that you enjoy. If you like what you’re eating, you are more likely to be consistent in your choices. As we know, consistency generates results.