Are These Superfoods in Your Diet?

When it comes to superfoods, these are the cream of the crop. Adding superfoods to your daily diet can “power-pack your meals and snacks” with vital nutrients, according to health experts. As the name suggests, superfoods have mighty benefits, since they generally have higher nutritional value than other foods. Now, we have the superlatives for these superfoods. Today’s Dietitian consulted 564 registered dietitians for its annual “What’s Trending in Nutrition” survey to determine the top 10 superfoods.

Fermented foods — such as yogurt, kimchi, kombucha tea and pickled vegetables — made it to the top of the list, followed by blueberries, seeds like chia and hemp, avocados and nuts — namely, almonds and walnuts. According to Today’s Dietitian, experts believe these will be the most in-demand superfoods this year since they all promote gut health, a top priority for many people these days.

“The 2024 superfoods and top purchase drivers demonstrate that gut health, while long discussed, is officially making its way into the mainstream among consumers, with no sign of slowing down,” Mara Honicker, publisher of Today’s Dietitian, said in a statement. The top 10 was rounded out by staples of the Mediterranean diet — voted by U.S. News & World Report as the best diet of the year — including green tea, pulses — like dry peas, beans, lentils and chickpeas — mushrooms, ancient grains and salmon.

Excerpted from the New York Post

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