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Superfoods are everywhere. They’re probably part of your daily meals without you even noticing. These super nutritious foods are readily available and great for your health. Here are some superfoods you need to eat.

What are Superfoods?

Everyone has heard about “superfoods,” but what are they exactly? Aren’t all foods super if they help you stay healthy? Superfoods contain exceptionally high levels of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other nutrients that are good for our health and boosting our immune system. These foods provide more nutrients without increasing the number of calories we consume. Superfoods allow you to eat more and still lose weight (if that is what you’re looking for). But like everything good in life, don’t overdo it.  You can find most superfoods at any supermarket, you don’t need to go to specialized health stores. However, if you feel like trying something different you can find exotic superfoods as well.

10 Superfoods You Should Be Eating Right Now

Chia Seeds

Seeds might be small, but they can be powerfully healthy. This Mexican native seed is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber, and calcium. If you’re not a fan of fish, chia should be part of your diet. Try making a fruity chia pudding for dessert or breakfast or sprinkle them on your oatmeal, salads, and stir-fries for a crunchy and nutty flavor.

Pumpkin Seeds

These tasty and healthy seeds provide tons of nutrients such as iron, magnesium, copper, and zinc. Pumpkin seeds are also rich in antioxidants. Use them to make pumpkin seed butter, toast them for a crunchy snack, or as a topping for your bread. They’re such a great superfood that they’re one of the bakery stars at Great Harvest of Newtonville. Try their crunchy Dakota bread to get a good dose of pumpkin seeds. If you want to learn more about the bakery’s bread options, give them a call at (617) 928-1162.


Lentils are protein-rich superfoods. They have a healthy dose of folate, iron, phosphorus, among other powerful nutrients. Lentils are cheap, tasty, and very versatile. You can eat them in soup, make patties for your burgers, and even have them for dessert! Try this lentil brownie recipe by Just a Pinch.

Hemp Seeds

Don’t be fooled by hemp seed’s controversial cousin. These seeds contain no trace of psychoactive ingredients. What they do have is a whole lot of protein and the amino acids needed for growth and repair. They also have fewer carbs than other popular seeds, not that you should avoid eating carbohydrates. They have a mild taste, so you can add them to your soup or salads.


This incredibly tasty food is often used to add some spice. Ginger is not only spicy and delicious, but it’s also an excellent natural remedy for many maladies. Next time your belly aches or you want to fight inflammation, sit down and drink a ginger tea.


Not like you need any more reasons to keep on eating avocado, but this creamy superfood has too many health benefits to pass up. Avocados have a myriad of healthy fats that help protect from heart disease, cancer, and degenerative brain and eye diseases. They’re also a great food if you’re looking to lose weight. Have a baby at home and need some meal ideas? Avocados are a perfect option for a baby’s first solid food. Add avocados to your smoothies, smear them on your toast, make some guacamole, use them in your desserts, or eat them plain.


Quinoa is one healthy grain that should most surely be part of your diet. This super versatile grain can be used as a base for salads, to make sushi, and even for granola. Quinoa is a gluten-free superfood packed with iron, vitamin B-6, and magnesium. It’s also an incredible source of protein.

Cacao Powder

Cacao powder contains flavonoids, which help improve blood flow to the brain and heart and lower blood pressure. If you’re looking for that chocolaty flavor without the added sugar, mix in some cacao powder with your smoothies or use if for baking. Cacao powder will also give you that happy feeling you get after eating chocolate.


Products that come from the sea are full of omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to prevent strokes and sudden heart attacks. They also have calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, and zinc. There is a great variety of seaweed you can choose from. Don’t limit yourself to eating seaweed just in your sushi. You can use it to make veggie and rice wraps or even buy it prepackaged for a crunchy snack.


Berries in all their varieties are wonderful superfoods. Blueberries are filled with fiber, vitamin C, and other cancer-fighting nutrients. Eating berries may even improve your memory and brain power. Strawberries, on the other hand, are full of vitamin C, a rich antioxidant that helps build and repair body tissue and boost the immune system. Plus, strawberries help improve your eyesight. Freeze your berries for a refreshing summer treat on these hot days in Newtonville.

Head to Your Favorite Bakery in Newtonville for Your Dose of Superfoods

Apples, cinnamon, and seeds are superfoods, and you can find them baked into some delicious bread at Great Harvest of Newtonville. Call the bakery at (617) 928-1162 to learn about their bread, sandwiches, and other treats.
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