LIST OF “SUPERFOODS”


This list includes foods that are recognized as having great nutritional value.  Incorporating as many of these foods as you can into your diet along with regular exercise contribute to longevity and disease prevention.
 
Apples                                                                    
Avocados
Bell Peppers
Blueberries (other berries too)
Chocolate (bitter is better:  high quality dark, with cocoa butter not oil or milk fats)
Citrus Fruits
Cruciferous Vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, bok choy)
Fat-Free Milk and Yogurt
Garlic and Onions
Legumes (beans, peas, lentils, peanuts, soy)
Melons
Nuts (especially walnuts and almonds)
Olive Oil
Red Wine
Salmon (especially wild salmon)
Spinach
Squash
Sweet Potatoes
Tea (green) 
Tomatoes
Whole Grains (brown rice, oats, wheat germ, whole wheat, flax seeds)

These healthy foods:

Help manage weight
Lower cholesterol
Provide essential vitamins and minerals
Reduce oxidative stress
Reduce inflammation
Improve elasticity of your arteries
Improve insulin sensitivity
Improve blood pressure
Decrease clotting tendencies

Sources for this list include Mayo Clinic, Nutrition Action Healthletter, Longevity Made Simple by R. Flanigan & K. Sawyer, WebMD and RealAge.