Superfoods are foods that are considered nutritionally dense, and therefore good for one’s health. Superfoods are mostly plant-based, although some fish and dairy fall into this category. When referring to plant-based foods, the terms green superfoods or supergreens are sometimes used. There isn’t an exact, set criteria for determining what food is, or isn’t, a superfood — it’s more of a case of a general consensus that one particular food is far more nutritionally rich than most, so nutritionists label it a superfood. Blueberries, kale, avocado, and salmon are examples of foods most people consider superfoods.
Chlorella is a nutrient-dense, dark green freshwater algae. Chlorella is packed with protein, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats, and is used in nutritional supplements and medicine.
Before a barley plant has matured to the point of being a grain, it’s a green plant — a grass, actually. And this barley grass is so loaded with healthful nutrients that it’s known as a superfood, or supergreen.
Over the centuries several varieties of mushrooms have thought to have health and healing properties. Recently one species in particular has been receiving great attention: the lion’s mane mushroom. Lion’s mane mushroom has been found to enhance memory, improve focus and clarity, and lessen anxiety and depression.