50 Superfoods You Should Be Eating

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50 Superfoods You Should Be Eating

Superfoods get such a name for themselves because they offer a dense concentration of nutrients yet only a small number of calories. While there is no standard definition for what constitutes a superfood, they are typically plant-based foods containing vitamins and minerals that are associated with a wide range of health benefits. Find out which superfoods you should be eating to benefit your health.

Açaí Berries

These berries, similar to grapes, contain a lot of antioxidants which are important to help neutralize free radicals, which are unstable molecules in the body that can cause damage to cells. One hundred grams of acai berries have just 70 calories, 2 grams of sugar, and 15 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin A.

Is This the Best Snack to Help You Maintain Your Weight Loss?

It could also help lower your heart rate and bad cholesterol.

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Nuts vs. Pretzels

UCLA researchers put 95 overweight or obese folks ages 30–68 on a diet that provided 500 calories less than needed to maintain their resting metabolic rate for 12 weeks, then maintenance for another 12. The diet included 1.5 ounces of mixed nuts for half the group and pretzels for the others (both "snacks" delivered the same amount of calories).

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