Seems everything labeled healthy is also labeled “super food” these days, when back in 2004 when Dr. Steven Pratt first coined the term, he originally called out only these 14 foods: Pumpkin, walnuts, oranges, salmon (pacific or alaskan), turkey breast, spinach, yogurt, soy, oats, tea, blueberries, tomatoes, beans, broccoli
While most of us health junkies would still agree that many of these foods still are “Super” we’ve since argued about and added to the list. Yogurt, soy, and oats have had the most notable debates, mostly due to the quality of their processing.
However, we all still can agree on his 3 basic tenets of superfood status:
They should be accessible to everyone & readily available.
They should be packed with nutrients known to enhance longevity, with above average antioxidants, phytonutrients, essential fatty acids and more diseases fighting & health boosting properties.
They should have health benefits backed by scientific and peer-reviewed studies.
Here’s a list of my Favorite additions to the above Super Food list. See if you can incorporate one of these now 23 superfoods every day over the Summer!!
Kale, Artichokes , Açaí berry, Brussels sprouts, Cucumber, Avocado, Sprouts, Coconut oil, Bone Broth