Superfoods" is a relatively new term that refers to foods that have
extremely high nutritional value. The common properties of a
• Usually plant-based.
• Packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
• Usually low in calories.
• Have a very high nutritional density, meaning they may contain
the recommended daily intake of certain vitamins and minerals.
• Very high in antioxidants, substances that are known to
neutralize free radicals (energy by-products that can be very
harmful to the body). Free radicals can increase the risk of agerelated diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, as well as
heart disease, respiratory ailments, stroke, and cancer.
• Although superfoods don't cure chronic diseases, they can
prevent them and alleviate some of their symptoms if they do