Definition: Foods that appear to offer additional health benefits beyond simple nutrition. There really isn't one standard definition for superfoods, but they usually are some combination of the following:
- Low in calories.
- Contain substantial amounts of omega-3 fatty acids or monounsaturated fatty acids.
- High in fiber.
- Contain phytochemicals that have been found to have the potential to prevent disease in laboratory or clinical research.
- Rich in vitamins and minerals.
- Low in unhealthy substances such as saturated fats, trans-fats or refined sugars.