Superfoods have a wide array of nutritional benefits, from natural fibers, antioxidants, calcium, iron, and other nutrients. It’s not just a trend anymore- these foods fill some serious power in a tiny amount. Simply adding a cup of these foods to your diet will help you get the vitamins and minerals you need to get through your week.
Truronia knows the secret to feeling well is eating well. That means adding color to your meals with fruits and vegetables in order to eat a balanced, nutrient-rich breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Read more about popular superfoods to find out which ones rank high on our list.
This leafy green is the superfood that got us started on the health trend of vegetables with special powers. It’s no wonder our mothers told us to eat our greens- a helping of kale has about 1 gram of fiber, 1 gram of protein, and is low-calorie. Kale can be sauteed or roasted into stir-fries or chips.
Nutritional value: 4.5 stars
Special powers: iron, calcium
The açaí berry is native to the tropical climates of Brazil and has gained popularity for their health benefits. One can only grab fresh açaí from Central and South America, so it is exported in frozen purees and pulp. Although they are high in fat, they are low in sugar- yet many people add high-sugar fruits or sweeteners for the earthy taste of açaí to taste better.
Nutritional value: 3.5 stars
Special powers: Vitamin A, low-sugar, antioxidants
Aronia berries (also known as chokeberries) are native to the midwest of the United States and are starting to gain popularity again for their amazing natural health benefits. Native Americans used Aronia berries to prevent colds and flu, and they are commonly incorporated into jam and juice recipes in Eastern Europe. Containing even higher levels of antioxidants than blackberries, raspberries, cranberries, elderberries, or açaí, Aronia truly is the next superfruit. Some benefits include improved digestion, inflammation relief, regulated blood pressure, and even reduced risk of cancer and diabetes. Incorporating Aronia berries into anyone's diet will boost your immune system and help the body function at its best.
Nutritional value: 5 stars
Special powers: high in antioxidants - anthocyanins, Vitamin C
This South American seed cooks exactly like a grain, which is perfect as a rice substitute. It is gluten-free as well and supports metabolic health with protein and fiber. Add to boiling water and simmer until the seeds have absorbed the water and expand.
Nutritional value: 3.5 stars
Special powers: complete protein, fiber, gluten-free
The avocado tree originated in southern Mexico and Colombia thousands of years ago but has now become a popular staple across all of North America, especially California where the Hass avocado is commonly grown. Technically, the avocado is a berry full of monounsaturated fatty acids that have been shown to lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and raise HDL (“good”) cholesterol. Combine that with essential potassium and fiber, and you have a healthy fruit that tastes great on its own or as an addition to salads, tacos, bowls, and even smoothies.
Nutritional value: 4 stars
Special powers: potassium, dietary fiber, “good” fats