The word ‘superfood’ gets thrown around a lot these days, but how do we know for sure that certain foods qualify? While there may not be a textbook definition for superfood, some leading organisations count berries, leafy greens, salmon, whole-grain oats and other foods packed with nutrients as excellent examples of superfoods.

Simply put, the super in superfoods makes them excellent for your healthy eating routine. Here are some of our favourite superfoods that you should add to your diet.

Organic Kale

Kale is having its renaissance moment in healthy eating. Twenty years ago, you could hardly find a kale salad on a menu. Now it’s virtually everywhere.

There’s more to this green than its crunchy texture. Kale contains lutein, which helps support eye health. And since you’re probably looking at a phone screen right now, you may need some more lutein in your life.

Organic Spinach

There’s a reason Popeye relied on this leafy green for his super strength. It’s a versatile ingredient in almost any meal and boasts a laundry list of vitamins and minerals to boost health.

Spinach is a great source of nutrients like manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin E, calcium and potassium, to name a few. It’s one of the most super superfoods you can enjoy.

Organic Turmeric

This root’s story goes back thousands of years. Turmeric is popular in Southeast Asian cuisine and is revered for its health benefits. It’s packed with antioxidants and has been shown to support heart and brain health in some studies. The fact that it tastes great in foods is just a bonus!

Organic Broccoli

Broccoli was never the most exciting vegetable growing up, but don’t sleep on the power-packed into these tiny trees (they really do look like tiny trees).

Broccoli is a great source of vitamin C, fibre and potassium. Since it’s such an easy and versatile side dish, there’s no excuse not to add more to your diet!

Organic Sweet Potatoes

Who doesn’t love sweet potatoes? We imagine the Christmas favourite covered in butter but strip down the unhealthy additives, and there are tons of health benefits found in this vegetable.

Unlike the simpler spuds, such as the classic russet, sweet potatoes are high in vitamin A.

Organic Purple Corn

Corn gets a bad rap. We associate it with high-fructose corn syrup or buttered popcorn, but not all corn is created equal.

The purple pigments in this corn, called anthocyanins, are a potent source of antioxidants. That’s something you won’t get from regular ol’ corn on the cob.

Organic Purple Carrots

Fun fact — carrots are not just orange! The Dutch grew them that way as a tribute to royalty during the 17th century, but carrots come in many different colours, including purple.

Purple carrots also contain antioxidant-rich anthocyanins (hence the same purple colour).

These are seven ways to start your superfood journey, but they’re far from the only options out there. Are you looking for a shortcut to add these superfoods to your routine? Your best bet is to get your hands on our Organic Greens™!