12 Superfoods and Their Nutritional Content
The term “Superfood” is popularly used in the food industry to promote or market any food product that has a high nutritional content and numerous positive impacts on your general health.
Although this name is more of a broad-term trend than a specific category, superfoods products are usually plant-based or seafood products.
Some of the health benefits include:
High volume of vitamins and minerals
Rich in antioxidant
Contains good fats
Good source of protein
Filling foods with lower calories
Thus, superfoods are commonly included in salad or any balanced diet plans.
Here’s a list of some foods that justify this label:
Keep in mind that the percentage of daily requirement is based on the average consumption of 2000 calories per day.
1) BerriesNutritional content (per 68g)% of daily requirementTotal Fat0%Saturated fat0%Potassium1%Total Carbohydrate3%Dietary fiber6%Protein1%Vitamin C11%Iron and Magnesium2%
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2) EggsNutritional content
(per 50g or 1 large egg)% of daily requirementTotal Fat7%Cholesterol62%Sodium2%Potassium1%Protein12%Vitamin A5%Calcium2%Iron3%Vitamin D10%Vitamin B-65%Cobalamin10%
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3) LegumesNutritional Content
(Per 100g)% of daily requirementTotal Fat0%Potassium6%Total Carbohydrate4%Dietary fiber20%Protein10%Vitamin A15%Vitamin C66%Calcium2%Iron8%Vitamin B-610%Cobalamin0%Magnesium8%
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4) SpinachNutritional content
(1 cup)% of daily requirementCalcium4.5%Iron3%Potassium5%Sodium1%Dietary fibre3%Total fat0%Vitamin A56%Vitamin C14%
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5) SalmonNutritional content
(Half fillet/198g)% of daily requirementTotal Fat41%Saturated fat30%Cholesterol36%Sodium4%Potassium20%Protein80%Vitamin A1%Vitamin C12%Calcium1%Iron3%Vitamin B-665%Cobalamin106%Magnesium13%
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6) AvocadoNutritional content
(1 large avocado)% of daik requirementTotal Fat44%Saturated fat21%Potassium27%Total Carbohydrate5%Dietary fiber52%Protein8%Vitamin A5%Vitamin C33%Calcium2%Iron6%Vitamin B-625%Magnesium14%
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7) Chia seedNutritional content
(per 28.4g)% of daily requirementTotal Fat13%Saturated fat4%Potassium3%Total Carbohydrate4%Dietary fiber40%Protein9%Calcium17%Iron12%Magnesium23%
8) CauliflowerNutritional content
(Per 100g)% of daily requirementPotassium7%Total Carbohydrate2%Dietary fiber13%Protein6%Vitamin A2%Vitamin C120%Calcium3%Iron3%Vitamin B-610%Magnesium4%
9) YogurtNutritional content
(1 container/170g)% of daily requirementTotal Fat1%Saturated fat1%Cholesterol2%Sodium2%Potassium6%Total Carbohydrate2%Protein34%Calcium18%Vitamin B-65%Cobalamin21%Magnesium4%
10) TomatoNutritional content
(1 tomato/123g)% of daily requirementPotassium8%Total Carbohydrate1%Dietary fiber6%Protein2%Vitamin A20%Vitamin C28%Calcium1%Iron1%Vitamin B-65%Magnesium3%
Some Easy Superfood Recipes!
● Eggs and Avocado on Toast!
2 slices of brown bread
One large avocado
2 medium sized eggs
Optional: Handful of Tomato bits
Mash the avocados and put them into a small bowl.To it, add two pinches of salt and pepper and continue mashing.
Optional: Add the tomato bits into it.
Heat and oil the pan and fry the eggs in a sunny side up style.
Alternative: Boil the eggs, mash and season it with salt and pepper.
Toast the two slices of bread in the toaster and evenly spread the avocado paste into the two slices, individually. Then add each egg, fried or mashed, on the two toasted slices.
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● Overnight Oats and Chia Seed
90 gram or flavored or naturally sweetened yogurt
3 tablespoons of rolled oats
2 teaspoon of chia seed
Handful of berries
1 mashed banana
3 tablespoon milk of choice
Take a container and add the yogurt, oats, chia seed and banana into it. Add some milk and mix the contents well.
Close the container and refrigerate it for a minimum of 7 hours.
After that, add the berries on the top and enjoy!
● Tomato and Cauliflower Salad
2 teaspoon of olive oil
1 teaspoon of white wine vinegar
⅛ teaspoon of lemon juice
A pinch of salt and pepper
⅛ large boiled or baked cauliflower, chopped
A handful of cherry tomatoes, cut half
5-8 salad leaves
1 full spring onion, chopped
½ teaspoon of Dijon mustard
A pinch of sugar
A handful of pomegranate seeds
2 teaspoons of hummus
To a small bowl, add olive oil, white vinegar, mustard, lemon juice, salt, pepper and sugar. Keep the dressing aside.
To the salad bowl, add the cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, spring onions, pomegranate seeds and some few salad leaves.
Add the dressing to the salad bowl and mix well.
Optional: Add humus on the top.
Add the remaining salad leaves. Mix a little and enjoy!