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A super food can be described as a "nutrient-rich food, which is considered to be particularly beneficial for a person's health and well-being".

 

Super foods, however, are not always special items you purchase in a health store, they are nutritious treats that all of us have in our fridge - we just may not realise how super they are. 

 

Take a peak at our seven favourite everyday foods, that all have super food status.

 

1. Blueberries

 

Blueberries are packed full of antioxidants, and some research also shows that eating blueberries can reduce the appearance of wrinkles - need we say more?

 

Blueberry Fruit on Gray Container

 

 

2. Apples

 

Apples can lower cholesterol to fight heart disease, while also keeping your bones strong. Remember what they say, "an apple a day keeps he doctor away."

 

apple, blur, delicious

 

3. Almonds

 

These delightful tree nuts lower blood sugar levels, reduce blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels. They can also promote weight loss.

 

Brown Nuts in White Ceramic Bowl

 

4. Avocados

 

Avocados are an excellent source of potassium, fibre, and many other vitamins. Avocados are also loaded with healthy fats that improve overall body function. 

 

Avocado Fruits

 

5. Yoghurt

 

Yoghurt contains bacteria that cleans the digestive system. It also contains beneficial yeast which destroys destructive bacteria that can cause infections and viruses in the intestine. 

 

Red Strawberry and Raspberry on White Ceramic Bowl

 

6. Lemons 

 

Lemons contain flavonoids, which have been shown to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. This, combined with high levels of Vitamin C, make lemons great for heart health, diabetes, and arthritis. 

 

Yellow Lemon Fruits Inside Brown Wooden Container

 

7. Dark chocolate 

 

Loaded with antioxidants, dark chocolate can hel[ fight against the cells that cause certain cancers, and speed up the aging process. Dark chocolate also increases the flow of blood to the brain, so it’s great for cognitive function. So go on, gorge on some delicious chocolate tonight - your body will thank you. 

 

chocolates, dessert, drinking glass

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