10 Superfoods That Work Better Together

1. INTRODUCTION

Superfoods are foods that stand out from the rest because of their unusually dense nutrient content. Superfoods generally have high amounts of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, for instance, and many also contain healthy fats, high-quality protein, and fiber.What superfoods don’t contain are added sugars, synthetic fats, and food additives, such as artificial colors and flavors. Most any food that is heavily processed will not stand up to superfood criteria – but once you’re eating primarily whole foods—foods that are as close to their natural state as possible—then basically everything you eat is a “superfood.” You need nutrients—all of them—and nutrientsare found in abundance in fresh whole foods. That being said, certain superfoods can be combined with great synergy, which means that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.The following superfood combinations in particular, which were compiled byTIME,1 may be even healthier than eating the same foods on their own.

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