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15 Vegan Superfoods to Add to Your Diet

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We came across this list of foods packed with nutrition that can really add a boost to your diet on Ecorazzi.com. While they are Vegan, you don’t have to be a Vegan to enjoy them! Check out the below list – even if you only incorporate a few of them into your diet, you will reap the benefits!

  1. Goji Berries – Rich in antioxidants and vitamin A, studies have suggested this berry can help fend off Alzheimers. Gojis contain 18 amino acids and more than 20 trace minerals and vitamins, such as zinc, iron, phosphorus, riboflavin (B12), vitamin E and carotenoids, and per ounce they offer more vitamin C than an orange and more beta-carotene than carrots!
  2. Quinoa – Quinoa is a gluten-free grain that is a vegan source of complete protein. It’s a great alternative to rice, and can also be added to salads.
  3. Amaranth — Another grain high in protein, folate and B6, as well as fiber. It also contains vitamin C, and has been shown to reduce cholesterol.
  4. Sweet Potatoes – High in B6 and magnesium, sweet potatoes also offer vitamins C and D, potassium, iron and beta-carotene.
  5. Pomegranate – This fruit is high in vitamin C, B5 and phytochemicals, and Dr. Oz has said the juice in the seeds contains ellagic acid and punic alagin, which fight damage from free radicals and preserve the collagen in the skin.
  6. Mangosteen – Another fruit recommended by Dr. Oz, who says the white inside the fruits purple skin it is rich in vitamins A and C, as well as cancer-fighting antioxidants. Fruit and tea from this fruit are also available.
  7. Mustard Greens – Mustard greens are high in vitamin K.
  8. Swiss Chard – Also high in vitamin K, as well as vitamins A and C, and iron.
  9. Tumeric – This yellow spice, often found in Indian cooking, is considered to be both an antibiotic and anti-inflammatory. Studies have also shown it can help fight cancer and Alzheimer’s.
  10. Kiwi – One large kiwi can supply a person with their daily requirement of vitamin C, and is also a good source or potassium, fiber and vitamins A and E. Additionally, they offer phytonutrients, folic acid, calcium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium and zinc.
  11. Mushrooms – These are a good source of conjugated linoleic acid, which has been shown to block aromatase, a protein that causes estrogen development in women. They are also high in fiber and protein, along with B vitamins to help maintain a healthy metabolism.
  12. Chia Seeds – Chia seeds are rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, as well as protein, vitamin B complex, biotin calcium, potassium and fiber.
  13. Flax seeds – These are high in fiber, omega-3s and lignans, and studies suggest they can help fight cancer by inhibiting tumor growth and reducing hormone metabolism.
  14. Dark Chocolate – Packed with antioxidants, including polyphenols and flavonols, believe it or not, dark chocolate is actually good for the heart!
  15. Cacao – The fruit and bean from which chocolate is made may not be as sweet, but it is high in antioxidants, dietary fiber, iron and magnesium. It can be used in baking, or sprinkled on cereal or granola.

One thought on “15 Vegan Superfoods to Add to Your Diet

  1. i have read that goji berries are a nightshade. how exactly are foods determined to be a ‘super food’ and are they a super food for all? further more, how much dark chocolate do i get to eat a day?

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