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  • Writer's pictureKaren

4 Science-based “Superfoods” You Should Consider Eating

“Superfood” is a popular buzzword you’ve probably seen on health blogs, in grocery stores, and from well-meaning friends. And every year, there’s a new trending “superfood”. Whether the latest fad is a rare fruit from the Amazon or a seed that cures every disease known to man, most superfoods build on hype, not evidence of real health benefits.

So although there’s no such thing as a “superfood”, we’ve put together a shortlist of four foods that have substantial evidence behind them.

1. Garlic

Garlic has strong evidence to suggest it can improve cardiovascular health by reducing blood pressure[1] and improving cholesterol profiles.[2] Garlic also provides antioxidant benefits because it supports the activity of glutathione, a powerful antioxidant. There is also evidence to suggest garlic consumption may help lower fasting blood glucose levels.[3] Including cloves of garlic in your diet is one of the healthiest habits you can have.

2. Dark berries

Dark berries, including blueberries, are a rich source of phytochemicals and pterostilbene. Anthocyanins are thought to be the probable reason why dark berries can influence brain activity.[4] Older people can eat dark berries to improve memory.