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The Best Super Foods

We are great fans of super foods, but at the same time, we are curious about what they can do to help the body. Many claims have been made about how they have helped people, their ailments and overall health, but what exactly are super foods and are they as good as people claim to be?

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Super foods are nutrient-rich foods considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being. They have surmountable amounts of benefits for the mind and body.

While some foods are considered more superior to each other in terms of nutrition or benefits, there are others that just stand out.

Here is a list of the top ten super foods that should always be kept in the kitchen.

Dark Chocolate

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Cocoa contains a mix of antioxidants and flavanoids. They boost cardiovascular health while fighting off high blood pressure. The flavanoid found in dark chocolate is anti-inflammatory. Then again, moderation is key to getting the best of what cocoa can offer. With just a few squares, you can get all the benefits this super food has to offer.

Cherries

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Cherries have anti-inflammatory properties and are used as primary supplements to fight off gout and arthritis. Recent studies show that cherry juice speeds up the muscle recovery process.

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This miracle serum is a very good source of Lauric acid and has high levels of MCT. Coconut oil is a healthy booster for the immune system. In addition, Lauric acid is converted to monolaurin, which is used to treat HIV patients. It is also ideal for losing weight.

Blueberries

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Blueberries are great sources of antioxidant and top the QRAC scale used to rate the antioxidant levels of foods. Doctors use these tiny fruits to treat different forms of brain disorders, like Alzheimer’s and dementia because it helps rehabilitate brain function.

Grass Fed Beef

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Grass-fed beef has abundant amounts of Omega-3 fats. It has the best protein and fat sources. It is also packed with amino acids. Grass-fed beef is a staple in any serious Paleo dieters plan.

Wild Caught Salmon

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When talking about Omega-3 fats, salmon is the all-star! The krill eaten by the salmon not only nourishes it with its healthy compound, but it also gives the fish its reddish orange color.

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