Being super healthy is an ideal we all would like to achieve, even if sometimes we don't exactly try very hard. It's easy to snack on yummy foods, but they are usually fatty and calorific junk food. But, if we want good health, we've got to be careful with everything we put into our bodies. Don't trust fad diets, they're unrealistic and impossible to keep up. All you need is to eat a range of nutrient-rich food, just like these 12 'superfoods'. You may not have heard of some of them, but we promise they're really good for you! Take a look!
These little seeds are high in healthy fats and fiber, while also acting as a natural detox. You can add them to meals or smoothies, or even make chia pudding!
No superfood list is complete without it. Kale is one of the most nutrient-rich foods you can eat.
This elusive berry is a blood purifier and will help cleanse your system. It balances stress hormones and helps with concentration, clarity and endurance.
This inactive yeast can be sprinkled on top of foods and tastes surprisingly like cheese! It's one of the best sources of vitamin B12 out there. Add it to popcorn, sprinkle it on broccoli or add to sauces for a cheesy kick!
This one is a bit controversial, but if you're adventurous you may want to give it a try! Colostrum is the liquid secreted just prior to breast milk. It's loaded with natural antibodies that build immunity. Some health food companies have started selling dried colostrum as a pill or in powder form.
This versatile oil is great for your body in many ways. It contains high levels of lauric acid, which aids metabolism, fat reduction and cholesterol lowering. It helps give you healthy skin, hair and nails. You can eat it or use it topically as a skin moisturizer!
Bee pollen is an excellent source of protein and a powerful immunity booster. It's also an anti-inflammatory.
Ounce per ounce, this is one of the best sources of protein known to mankind. It's also high in iron and other trace minerals.
These little dried fruits contain 18 amino acids… that's a lot of protein. They also contain 500 times the vitamin C of an orange, on a weight by weight basis.
Another great source of protein, these provide all the amino acids and trace fatty acids the body needs to really thrive.
A root vegetable, this generally comes in a pill or powder form. It's an adaptogen, which means it will help your body naturally regulate itself, improving sleep, increasing libido and reducing stress.
Raw Chocolate (Cacao)
In its raw and unprocessed form, chocolate is actually good for you! It's a high source of magnesium and vitamin C, which is lost when it's turned into a candy bar. A great natural energy source that also tastes great!