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What Are Superfoods?

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You've probably heard the word "superfood" used in some variation over the last few years to describe a food people are swearing is the holy grail of all things nutritious and delicious. Some of them you're already familiar with -- like kale, almonds, blueberries, and salmon— but others you might not know as well. And what criteria makes something a superfood, anyway? Let's break down what the trendy food term means and how superfoods can impact your health.

We all know it's important to eat our daily dose of fruit and vegetables but a "superfood" just means food (usually plant-based, though some include fish and dairy) that's packed with nutrients. It's simply a marketing term to describe something known to be nutrient dense and good for your health.