These Are The Superfoods You Need To Know About In 2018

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If you've decided to make health a priority in 2018, there's a chance you've heard the term "superfood" tossed around quite a bit. But what are they, really? What makes a food, well ... super? 

While there's not really a definite definition, typically superfoods are known to contain A LOT of vitamins, minerals, and, most importantly, antioxidants, which help your body ward off unwanted toxins and free-radical damage. In short, these nutrient-dense foods keep you healthy and protect you from diseases, like cancer. 

So, are you ready to get in the best shape of your life? Start chowing down on these top 40 superfoods and you're well on your way to making 2018 your healthiest year yet!

Almonds

Almonds

Almonds are packed with Vitamin E and Magnesium, but they're known for boosting heart health. Crunch on these nuts to lower cholesterol levels.

Broccoli

Broccoli

The better question here is: What can't broccoli do? This green giant is chock-full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, but it's revered for lowering cancer risk.

Asparagus

Asparagus

Yes, this green veggie might make your pee smell, but that's a small price to pay for its health benefits. Asparagus offers a big boost of Vitamin K, as well as aids in digestion.

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Avocado

Perhaps the super-est of all superfoods, avocados are loaded with heart-healthy fats, fiber, and Potassium.

Salmon

Salmon

Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and essential B Vitamins, salmon is a winner for heart health. Click here to get this tasty recipe for salmon burgers and slaw from the Pinch Of Yum blog.

Seeds

Seeds

Seeds and nuts are great healthy snacks. Flaxseeds are high in fiber and antioxidants, boosting digestive health. Sunflower seeds are especially great for the thyroid with their Selenium content.

Blueberries
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Blueberries

Blueberries are a top superfood. High in antioxidants, not only are they beneficial to heart health, blueberries promote pretty skin and reduce cancer risk.

Cinnamon
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Cinnamon

This tiny spice is a powerhouse for boosting health. Cinnamon's many benefits include: heart health, protecting the brain, lowering cancer risk, fighting infections, and naturally promoting fresh breath.

Cacao Powder

Cacao Powder

This high-powered powder was revered by the Ancient Aztecs for its antioxidants—cacao contains 40 times the amount that blueberries boast. Not to be confused with cocoa, you should be eating this superfood every day.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are known for their high levels of beta-carotene, as well as a ton of other vitamins and minerals.

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KAYLIA ZANCAN

lifestyle blogger + avocado aficionado

Lover of all things pumpkin spice. Happiest in sweater weather. Inflexible yogi still workin' on my King Pigeon. Binge-watcher of Riverdale. Love the smell of new books, not old ones. Eater of clean greens, peanut butter, and Panera Bread. Oh, and, #Jughead4Life. 

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