Top 101 Superfoods: Can You Eat A 100% Superfood Diet?

With foods being sold by weight not be nutrient density it is natural that we slowly evolved (or devolved) our cash crops to hold more water and less basic nutrients vital to sustain life and promote health in our bodies.

In this article I want to share with you a list of 101 of the best superfoods in every category. This list is enough that you could live a 100% superfood diet, eating foods that are only rich in vitamins, proteins, antioxidants and everything your body could ask for to run on a optimal level. These foods are all rich in some or all of these basic nutrients that promote health and lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer [1], things like:

  • Potassium
  • Fiber
  • Protein
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Thiamin
  • Riboflavin
  • Niacin
  • Folate
  • Zinc
  • Vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E, and K
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Polyunsaturated Fat
  • Monounsaturated Fat

Everyone knows that dark green vegetables and fruits are good for us but which ones exceptional, what are they rich in and what are some of the other food types (like beans berries and supplements) can we add to our diet to bring healthy food choices into every part of our diet?

Not everything on this list is out of this world powerful on it’s own but by combining massive amounts of nutrient rich foods in our diet it will hopefully be easier for normal people to eat a nutrient rich and disease preventing diet without feeling like they are stuck eating kale salad and avocados to stay healthy.

So here is my list I hope you make good use of it and let me know in the comments below if I missed anything critical or you believe something I shared does not belong here.

Cheers!

Superfood Greens and Veggies

  1. Mustard Greens
  2. Turnips
  3. Collard Greens
  4. Kale
  5. Swiss Chard
  6. Watercress
  7. Bok Choy (and Baby Bok Choy)
  8. Chinese/Napa Cabbage
  9. Brussels sprout
  10. Spinach
  11. Arugula
  12. Broccoleaf
  13. Lettuce, Green Leaf
  14. Chicory
  15. Radish
  16. Turnip
  17. Carrots
  18. Acorn Squash
  19. Broccoflower
  20. Cabbage
  21. Bell Peppers (Yellow or Orange)
  22. Kholrabi
  23. Cauliflower
  24. Rutabaga

Superfood Grains, Beans and Legumes

  1. Quinua
  2. Edamame
  3. Pinto Beans
  4. Tofu
  5. Great Northern Beans
  6. Adzuki Beans
  7. Lentils
  8. Lima Beans
  9. Kidney Beans
  10. Black Beans
  11. Chickpeas (Garbanzos)

Superfood Seeds

  1. Flax Seeds
  2. Sesame Seeds
  3. Sunflower Seeds
  4. Peanuts
  5. Chia Seeds
  6. Pumpkin Seeds
  7. Pistachios
  8. Chestnuts
  9. Hazelnuts
  10. Hempseeds
  11. Pecans

Superfood Fruits and Berries

  1. Cranberries, Fresh
  2. Strawberries
  3. Blackberries
  4. Raspberries
  5. Blueberries
  6. Guava
  7. Grapefruit
  8. Grapes
  9. Pomegranate
  10. Cantalope
  11. Plum
  12. Orange
  13. Tangerine
  14. Apricots, Fresh
  15. Watermelon

Superfood Spices

  1. Basil
  2. Cilantro
  3. Spearmint
  4. Tarragon
  5. Oregano
  6. Thyme
  7. Parsley
  8. Dill
  9. Chives
  10. Peppermint
  11. Bay Leaves
  12. Rosemary
  13. Lemongrass
  14. Ginger
  15. Tumeric
  16. Cayenne pepper

Superfood Supplements

  1. Shilajit
  2. Schizandra
  3. Chaga
  4. Reishi
  5. Maral root
  6. Eleuthero
  7. Jiaogulan
  8. He Shou Wu
  9. Pine Pollen
  10. Cordyceps
  11. Shitaki
  12. Miataki
  13. Moringa
  14. Tamarind
  15. Maca
  16. Cocao
  17. Chlorella
  18. Spirulina
  19. Goji
  20. Mangosteen
  21. Lucuma

Superfood Oils

  1. Coconut oil
  2. Olive Oil
  3. Flax Oil

Sources:

http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2014/13_0390.htm

http://nutritiondata.self.com/

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