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14 Superfoods To Consider Adding To Your Diet, According To Experts

Commissions we earn from partner links on this page do not affect our opinions or evaluations. Our editorial content is based on thorough research and guidance from the Forbes Health Advisory Board . Getty Creative The term “superfood” is a buzzword in the nutrition realm and is typically used to denote a food that is exceptionally nutrient-dense. Although there is no scientific definition for what constitutes a superfood, the term is widely used—who doesn’t want their food to be “super,” after all?

Read on for expert insight from registered dietitians on which foods deserve the superfood label, what makes them “super” and practical ways to incorporate more of them into your diet . What Are Superfoods?

While no formal classification exists for the term “superfood,” the Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines superfood as “a food (such as salmon, broccoli or blueberries) that is rich in compounds (such as antioxidants, fiber or fatty acids) considered beneficial to a person’s health.”

Any food that is particularly nutrient-dense and contains compounds—like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants or fiber—that may help reduce risk of disease or offer exceptional health benefits may be regarded as a superfood.

While the list of superfoods includes many plant-based foods, superfoods fall into many categories, and certain animal-based foods also proudly bear the title.

Below, registered dietitians share 14 of their favorite superfoods and what current research says about their health benefits. Incorporate more of these nutrient powerhouses into your diet to enjoy their potential health benefits.

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