I’m sure you hear a lot about “superfoods” from your health conscious friends or what you read online. But I bet you are asking yourself, “what the heck is a superfood?”

Superfoods are nutrient-rich foods that have a ton of benefits to your immune system in addition to being healthier food options. They can reduce inflammation (bad disease instigator), and can kill off harmful bacteria. People who regularly consume superfoods are naturally healthier and have less medical issues.

There are some foods that you can easily start adding alongside your meal plans that can pack a powerful health to your diet and also help you live a healthier and more productive life:

Avocados

This monounsaturated fat fruit contributes to an increased healthy blood flow and brain health. Avocados can lower blood pressure, decreasing the chance of cognitive decline over a period of time.

Beans

Beans are a great source of iron and fiber and can keep your cholesterol levels in check, lower heart disease risk, and reduce cancer risk.

Kale

Studies have shown that kale may decrease the risk of ovarian, breast, and other cancers. And you can never have too much kale to eat!

Quinoa

One of the best grains to eat, quinoa is packed with protein, iron, and fiber and can help control weight, lower risk of heart disease, and help prevent diabetes.

 Sweet potatoes

They are rich in vitamin A strengthening the immune system, eye, and bone health.

Yogurt

Yogurt contains good bacteria for a healthy gut and reduced intestinal illnesses. It also aids in the prevention of osteoporosis because of the amount of calcium it contains. .

Just a note of caution; Superfoods aren’t a quick fix to weight loss. You need to be eating a balanced diet of proteins, complex carbs, and vegetables that can include all these foods listed.