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The term ‘superfood’ has become quite a popular buzzword in recent years, but what are they? We’ve compiled a list of the top superfoods, rich in nutrients and vitamins, and great additions to your diet.

1. Oats

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Rich In: Soluble fibre.
Good For: Lowering cholesterol.

2. Pumpkin

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Rich In: Potassium, Beta-carotene.
Good For: Lowering blood pressure, revitalising skin, maintaining healthy bones.

3. Green Tea

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Rich In: Antioxidants
Good For: Studies suggest green tea reduces chances of heart disease and diabetes, promotes growth of healthy bacteria

4. Broccoli

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Rich In: Fibre, Vitamin A&C, Calcium.
Good For: Help prevent growth of cancer cells.

5. Grapefruit

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Rich In: Water, Vitamin C
Good For: Lowering insulin levels, weight loss, help reduce risk of stroke.

6. Egg White

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Rich In: Protein
Good For: Help maintain strong bones, nails and hair, encouraging muscle growth.

7. Pear

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Rich In: Antioxidants, Vitamin C, Fibre.
Good For: Lowering cholesterol, reducing chances of diabetes.

8. Almonds

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Rich In: Monounsaturated fats, Vitamin E, Biotin
Good For: Helping reduce risk of heart disease.

9. Beans

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Rich In: Protein and Fibre
Good For: Reducing blood pressure, helping keep blood vessels healthy.

10. Butternut Squash

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Rich In: Fibre, Vitamin A, Minerals: Calcium, Potassium, Iron.
Good For: Heart health, eye health.

11. Sardines

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Rich In: Protein, Omega 3, Calcium
Good For: Muscle growth, heart health, joint replenishment.

12. Chia Seads

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Rich In: Protein, Magnesium, Manganese.
Good For: Hydration, energy level, blood sugar regulation.

13. Spinach

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Rich In: Vitamin C&K, Beta-carotene, Iron, Lutein.
Good For: Bone health, helping improve heart health and eye health.

14. Blueberries

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Rich In: Flavonoids, Vitamin K, Manganese.
Good For: Help preserve memory functionality.

15. Dark Chocolate (and everybody cheered!)

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Rich In: Antioxidants, Flavonoids, Cocoa.
Good For: Lowering blood pressure, improving blood flow.

16. Red Bell Pepper

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Rich In: Vitamin C, Lycopene, Beta-carotene.
Good For: Helping reduce risk of eye disease, keep skin healthy and blood vessels strong.

17. Pistachio Nuts

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Rich In: Protein, Fibre, Unsaturated fats.
Good For: Help lower cholesterol levels.

18. Kale

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Rich In: Vitamin A, C, K, Potassium, Calcium
Good For: Help boost immune system, hydration, help reduce formation of cancer cells.

 

 

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Added by Jordan Piano / September 26, 2014
Hi, my name’s Jordan Piano (yes, really). I enjoy having a laugh and finding the funny side of most situations, and I try to convey this in my writing. I’m not really a big fan of reading, so you’ll be pleased to know that I make my articles as easy-to-read and as engaging as possible. I’m also one of RedShed’s social media co-ordinators, so next time you’re on Facebook, , or Twitter feel free to come and say hello!

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