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Top 7 Superfoods (& Why They’re So Super)

Virgin, J. (2017, February 23). Top 7 Superfoods (& Why They’re So Super). JJ Virgin. https://jjvirgin.com/top-7-superfoods/

While there’s no clear scientific requirements, in general, superfoods should contain high amounts of essential nutrients, including vitamins and minerals, lean protein, or fiber. Superfoods also typically contain anti-inflammatory fats like omega-3 fatty acids or antioxidants, which help protect your cells from aging and disease.1-4 Superfoods are an essential part of your diet, but with no clear dictionary definition, they can be hard to identify. Here’s a list that will help!

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Sources:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4153275/
  2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18072818
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2685276/
  4. https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/diet/antioxidants-fact-sheet