Superfoods are a special category of foods found in nature. By definition they are calorie sparse and nutrient dense meaning they pack a lot of punch for their weight as far as goodness goes.
They are superior sources of anti-oxidants and essential nutrients - nutrients we need but cannot make ourselves.
We all may be adding more salads and vegetables to our diets, but concern over the quality of foods grown on mineral depleted soils makes Superfoods an intelligent choice.
The top 12 superfoods offering super health protection include beans, blueberries, broccolli, oats, oranges, pumpkin, salmon, soy, spinach ,tea (green or black), tomatoes, turkey, walnuts, and yogurt.
The foods listed in the chart below ranked among the highest in a new antioxidant study. To come up with the ranking, researchers with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) extracted the antioxidants from 100 common foods using special solvents, then ran them through a device that uses fluorescent light to monitor a chemical reaction that measures antioxidant activity.
Green superfoods have the highest concentrations of easily digestible nutrients, fat burning compounds, vitamins and minerals to protect and heal the body. They contain a wide array of beneficial substances including proteins, protective photo-chemicals and healthy bacteria to help you to build leaner muscles and stronger tissues, aid with digestive system function and more effectively protect you against disease and illness.