Blueberries – Packed with flavonoids, antioxidants, and a myriad of beneficial vitamins and minerals, blueberries are often hailed as one of the very best superfoods. They are known to fight cancer and improve memory function.
Tomatoes - High in vitamins A & C, potassium, beta-carotene, lycopene and fiber. They are known to help protect against breast, cervical, stomach and other cancers and slow tumor growth.
Garlic - Helpful for lowering blood pressure, garlic is also anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal. Its uses for natural remedies to common ailments are extensive and its cheap and readily available almost everywhere. I keep fresh, minced garlic in the freezer to make it easier to incorporate into our menu.
Eggs - Economical, (especially if you own too many hens and have eggs coming out your ears, *ahem*) versatile, high in protein and packed with 12 vitamins and minerals, eggs are a great choice for your menu. Eggs contain cholin, which aids brain development and memory. Boiled eggs make a handy, nutritious snack!
Acai Berries – High in fiber and protein, yet low in sugar content, the acai berry grows in the Amazonian rainforests of Brazil. Packed with antioxidants, which help to reduce blood pressure and slow aging, research on the acai berry is still fairly limited, but experts see huge potential in this fruit and some are already beginning to promote an acai diet.
Salmon - High in omega-3 fatty acids, a good source of iron, and provides vitamins A, B6, B12, and D. Salmon makes a great meal for those trying to lose weight, since it’s a lean protein that is low in calories (200 in 3 ounces.)
Spinach - Reduces high blood-pressure, helps to guard against macular degeneration, and is high in vitamin K, C, and A, iron, magnesium, calcium and zinc. Easily get a serving of raw spinach by adding it to your breakfast smoothie.
Citrus - Oranges, grapefruits, tangerines and beyond, citrus fruits are packed with vitamin C, essential for fighting off colds, and are known to have a detoxifying effect on the body.
Broccoli - Rich in vitamins A, C, and K, broccoli is another cancer-fighting superfood. You’ll get the most nutritional benefits by eating it raw or lightly steamed.
Kale - With it’s anti-inflammatory capabilities, kale is an excellent choice for those with joint injuries or pain, and it’s proven to drastically reduce the risk of many forms of cancers when eaten on a regular basis. If you don’t care for its flavor, try adding it to soups or green smoothies.