Typically a superfood is one that contains “exceptional or significant” amounts of one or more substances known or believed to have important health benefits. Those substances must be bio-available and useable by the body in the form that the food is typically ingested (this may entail some reasonable degree of processing). It is generally expected that such foods occur naturally and have withstood the test of time which helps to insure that they are free from, or relatively low in negative traits. Learn more about superfoods here.
Concentrated Superfoods: Based on the definition of superfoods we and others have proposed, all superfoods are relatively concentrated in terms of nutrient density, however, even among superfoods, there are those that are especially concentrated. These concentrated superfoods are historically used in relatively small amounts. They are used more as tonics, supplements &/or spices than as foods. Most of these concentrates are typically promoted & advertised as superfoods having “special, almost magical properties.” And, while they are most definitely “superfoods” by definition, they are not the types of foods most people are likely to make a part of their daily dietary regimen.
Everyday or Staple Superfoods: These are superfoods that are both more common & less concentrated than concentrated superfoods. They consist of superfoods that can be consumed in significantly larger amounts and have the ability to make up a substantial portion of one’s daily food intake.
Concentrated Superfoods List
Everyday Daily Superfoods List
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