Best Superfoods List – The MUST READ guide!

Superfoods, nowadays they’re more popular than ever. Why are they so popular, why is everybody so excited about them? And the most important question of all: Is the hype about it really justified or it is just another scam and scientific proven wrong, and it actually doesn’t do anything?

I will give an in-depth explanation, guide, opinion, and scientific facts about them. And of course, as promised, I will in this Best Superfoods List give like the name say itself, show you what kind of foods is the best to eat.

But before I do that, I’ll explain more about what super foods are and what they do.

Superfoods, the explanation

Superfoods are basically naturally nutrition sources.

They are believed to help to raise your health and immunity level, and to raise your energy.

You can find them in berries and seeds, I can find them in the store just around the corner ( they also have to go with the hype around super foods ).

Now given this, it is time to see what kind of benefits they have!

The benefits of superfoods

I already mentioned they’re good for your health and energy, but Let’s see the total picture of them.

They are good for:

 

Energy ( they raise it a lot, which means also less fatigue, which is good for your recovery rate as well ).

 

Immune system ( it is believed they have lots of good bacteria to raise your immune system, and your health, they have good vitamins inside of them ).

 

It is believed that they also help to burn calories ( they have something inside of them that raises the rate of your metabolism ).

 

They help your skin to look younger ( super foods have many antioxidants inside of them, antioxidants are believed to help your skin to look up to 10 years younger ).

 

This one is quite important, they reduce the chance of cancer and are very good of maintaining the health of your heart!

 

 

So, as you notice, they have a lot of benefits, and they’re very important because in the world nowadays, the majority of food you find is very, very unhealthy. I don’t need to mention to you about a McDonalds, or something in that kind of food.

 

They are full of fat, raise your weight, have lots of sugars.. If we think about it, the people that don’t know about the ingredients or don’t care too much, it is not a miracle that the health in general went down.

 

It would be a mistake however, to think that super foods will restore everything. Don’t get me wrong, they are very good, but, they can’t preserve a healthy life for you alone.

 

It is like you would go to the gym but instead of eating healthy you would eat burgers and fries all the day, and don’t forget the sodas that you drink with them.

 

Superfoods have a lot of benefits, but they only can unleash their potential if you want to change your lifestyle combined with using them!

 

So I really recommend to you when you use them, you also need to eat healthy, you should sport ( I’m not talking to body build or so ), but you really need to perform exercise, walking 5 kilometers is a very good beginning for example.

 

They are supplements, supplements means that they help you but still you need to do the work, they won’t work by themselves!

 

Knowing this now, Let’s see which kind of ingredients are inside of them.

 

The ingredients of superfoods

Of course, they vary from product to product, but they have kinda the same working effect.

Let’s view the ingredients inside:

They have a large amount of vitamins inside.

Antioxidants.

Minerals.

Enzymes.

Amino Acids

All of these ingredients combined give a very huge health advantage, and its a perfect mix to keep your body in a very good shape.

So, with this in mind, it is time to see which kinds of super foods there are, and after that, you’ll see the list I made with the best super foods for you!

The types of superfoods

As you know, superfoods are a natural product, so the only thing you’ll find here are vegetables/fruit.

You have different types of super food:

Green super foods

Fruit and nuts

Herb super foods

The other remaining kinds of superfoods that don’t belong to any of above.

I will list now per category which kind of super foods you can have:

Green superfoods

green superfoods

This group is called like this because those are the green vegetables which contains lots of vitamins, proteins, minerals and healthy bacteria. Those are:

Spinach

Salad

Broccoli

Cauliflower

Wheatgrass

Spirulina

Chlorella

Leek

Barley Grass

There are lots of these as you can see, now it is time for the next category

Fruits and nuts

They have the skills to help with killing bad bacteria, the list is a very long one, so I will keep it here with the most common/important ones:

Acai Berries

Blueberries

Cranberries ( not the famous singing group of the Zombie song )

Goji Berries

Mulberries

Pomegranates

Maqui Berries

Walnuts

Raw cacao

Coconut products

There are plenty more of them, but these really help you very good and you have a wide range of variety.

The next category of superfoods is:

Herb superfoods

I think you can already guess what kind of superfoods is placed under this category, healthy herbs with plenty of vitamins inside of them. It is also believed that they have so medical properties.

Some of these herbs superfoods are:

Nettle ( yes when you’re in contact with your skin with them, they burn, but they’re very healthy)

Aloe Vera

Echinacea

Ginseng

Devil’s Claw

Ginger

Ginkgo Biloba

Turmeric

Star Anise

Basil

Again, a huge variety to try to eat.

And the last category, well, category, is the other kind of superfoods.

Other superfoods

These superfoods come from bees, such as honey, and also seaweed ( you have many kinds of them ), belongs to the super food category.

Now, by knowing this, I’m going to make a best superfood list, which will contain 5 superfoods.

Why only 5? I will write down below the ones that, when combined, are perfect for the overall health for your body.

 

Top 5 superfoods you really need to take

Acai berries

These berries are very sweet, they have a purple color.

They’re full of antioxidants, have lots of fibers and also has a huge amount of vitamin C inside of them.

That is why they give you a very good energy boost, they let you sleep much better, and very important, they’re very good for the health of your heart.

 

Goji berries

They’re also called Wolfberry fruit, they help to slow down the aging process naturally, so no need for synthetic things!

Goji berries contains a lot of vitamin C, which is vital for your immune system, they also help you for having a healthy heart and they have a protective effect for your liver.

 

Hemp seeds

This kind of superfoods are very good for your heart and brain function, it is a complete protein on its own, and it has omega-3 and omega-6 inside of it.

They also contain calcium, magnesium, sodium, sulfur, potassium, iron and phosphorus.

Hennep seeds are full of antioxidants, vitamin B, vitamin D and vitamin E.

 

Chia seeds

These are very tiny seeds, but they’re full of vitamins, minerals, fibers and proteins.

Thanks to this blend, the chance of osteoporosis ( the calcium of your bones disappearing ), is reduced dramatically.

They are also good for your blood vessels, and the health of your heart because of that, they have antioxidants inside, which slows down the aging process.

And you can go better to the toilet because of them.

Last but not least, your stomach gets full fast with them, and you lose easily weight!

Chlorella

This is probably the best superfood when it comes to detoxification, it is a single-celled water algae, with super properties.

It has enzymes, fibers, proteins, astaxanthin,..

The most important part of it, is the cleaning effect it has on the body.

 

Conclusion:

These 5 superfoods together will get your body in a very healthy way, if its for a healthy lifestyle or for fitness/bodybuilding, they will certainly give you and advantage than you wouldnt take them.

It has been scientifically proven that the superfoods I listed and explained to you really has a good benefit for you.

Whenever you want to start with them, or you wasn’t convinced, don’t hesitate, they help you maintain your health, or even they can make it better.

 

If there’s any question about superfoods, or you have a comment about it, or you want to know more, feel free to comment below, and I will answer any of them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14 thoughts on “Best Superfoods List – The MUST READ guide!

  • Thabo June 20, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Wow today I learnt a lot about super foods. I Loved mostly the super foods for nuts as I am a protein lover.
    I would like to know what portions of herbs should one get in their diet to ensure balance?

    Thanx for a great and informative article. I think I will start with the herbs super foods soon.

    Reply
    • Emmanuel Buysse June 20, 2018 at 2:33 pm

      Hello Thabo,
      My meaning is to teach people what they can eat and how healthy it is.
      About the herbs, well personally I do like 100- 150 grams, combined with other vegetables ( I come up to 500 grams per meal), but I think it is also how your body will react, maybe you want more or less, it is something you’ll need to figure out.

      Emmanuel

      Reply
  • Matts Mom June 21, 2018 at 3:05 am

    Okay, so I am curious then……if I get the 5 super foods and start taking on a daily basis, maybe in a smoothie with some of them? That will be sort of like a body flush to help get rid of toxins? Or is it more of just a healthy body thing? I do like that it will reduce the chance of cancer, which to me is the most scary thing!

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    • Emmanuel Buysse June 21, 2018 at 12:13 pm

      Hi there, Matts Mom,
      Let’s say you take the daily portion of superfoods, you will maintain/rise your health, it indeed will work as an anti toxin, to get rid of all the bad things, they also get you more energy and immunity.
      Cancer is indeed a very scary thing, however it is very dangerous to say that superfoods will prevent them. They are still studying that, so I’m not going to put any opinion about it yet.
      But as soon I know more, Ill post it here!

      Emmanuel

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  • Dwyan June 21, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Yes I am aware of superfoods and I am happy herbs and green leafy vegetables are considered superfoods, a lot of people just think its the chia and other seeds that are the super foods. Hemp seeds. I brought this once and my girlfriend couldn’t believe they were in the store as she thought it was marijuana. But yes Hemp seeds is something I have been using as well as Chia seeds. They’re great additions to smoothies or protein shakes. That’s how I use them and just after a workout is great because you get back that energy quickly!

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    • Emmanuel Buysse June 21, 2018 at 5:19 pm

      Hi Dwyan,
      I happy to hear you also know the benefits from superfood, of course they can only get their true potential when you live healthy.
      I think your girlfriend was a bit shocked to hear hemp seeds are also very good for you.

      I hope you will continue the way you do!

      Emmanuel

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  • Dany June 21, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    Great article. Everything you shared here, I totally agree. I eat a plant based diet and the superfoods are not missing from my diet.
    I will add to your list the spirulina and pollen.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Reply
    • Emmanuel Buysse June 21, 2018 at 10:35 pm

      Hi Dany,
      thanks for your positive comment.
      Superfoods are indeed something you can’t miss nowaday,s especially with the bad food habit we’ve been creating..
      I’m happy I could help with the spirulina and pollen!

      Emmanuel

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  • Lee Ann June 22, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    I am so glad I came across this. I have been hearing and seeing a lot about super foods and wanted to learn more about.
    I love nuts, green veggies and definitely love using fresh herbs when cooking.
    I am turning 50 soon and want to start eating healthier and would like to know where I can get information on a detailed list of how much of each type of super food is recommended on a daily basis.
    I would greatly appreciate your help.
    Thank you for your detailed information given here. It will be very useful and I am bookmarking it so I can continue to get updated information, as you do an awesome job informing us.

    Reply
    • Emmanuel Buysse June 22, 2018 at 5:29 pm

      Hello Lee Ann,
      Yes, you can find lots of news about superfoods, but sometimes the problem is that they don’t explain properly what it is, which kinds of products there are..
      We all need a healthy lifestyle, no matter the age. But I’m pretty sure you have the right mentality to reach it!
      Hope you will find the right diet for you.

      Emmanuel

      Reply
  • Vicki June 22, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Great post! As a vegetarian I eat most of these foods on a daily basis which is great news to me. I try to eat foods that are high in antioxidants as they also mop up free radicals around the body which may cause cancer. This is another benefit of eating super foods throughout your life. This sort of thing should be taught to our children in school as it is so important. Keep up the good work. Very educational 🙂

    Reply
    • Emmanuel Buysse June 23, 2018 at 9:08 am

      Hi Vicki,
      It is great to hear that you take very well about your health, and maybe you see superfoods here that can help you, even when you already know a lot about them, when researching about this, I came across a few ones I didn’t knew they were superfoods, yes they can reduce cancer, however, I’m always cautious about saying those things, it depends from person to person, how their cells are.

      This material is very important to everybody, and should be taught in school indeed!

      Emmanuel

      Reply
  • Christina June 24, 2018 at 1:13 am

    Great list of super foods! Many of these are my favorite foods to eat! I noticed on the herbs you didn’t mention cilantro. I don’t know if you’ve ever read Medical Medium, but that’s one of his most healing super foods. Also, celery (especially celery juice).

    I use spirulina sometimes in my smoothies, but I’ve never tried chlorella. Are they vastly different?

    Reply
    • Emmanuel Buysse June 24, 2018 at 10:59 am

      Hi Christine,
      I heard about cilantro, but in my opinion the ones I listed are the best for you, of course it is still your choice, if you want to eat it.

      About chlorella, it is not my favorite, I only eat it once, so to say it is different than spirulina, I’m honestly not in the position of saying that. But I’ll try it and will let you know!

      Emmanuel

      Reply

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