A Painless Guide to 20 Superfoods and What They Actually Do [Infographic]


What the heck are super foods? They’re the foods we should be eating to stay healthy, but when dishes like ramen bun grilled cheese sandwiches exist, they’re pretty easy to pass over. If you ever find yourself in this sort of pickle, this infographic makes it simpler than ever to discern superfoods from grease bombs.

Blueberries, for example, are cancer-fighters and they’re full of fiber. What about kale? Bet you didn’t know the vegetable has more iron than beef and more vitamin C than an orange! And chia seeds are the super super food; just one tablespoon has more fatty acids than salmon, more calcium than a glass of milk and even more antioxidants than blueberries. BOOM!

Check out even more awesome superfood facts below.

Superfood Guide


By Cameron Simcik

Cameron is a Philadelphia native who is borderline obsessed with chocolate, coffee and sushi. She writes for TheFW and The Daily Meal, and making a mean chocolate chip cookie is her specialty. She also tries pizza everywhere she travels in hopes someday she'll become one of those cool pizza snobs.

10 replies on “A Painless Guide to 20 Superfoods and What They Actually Do [Infographic]”

There’s a list of sources at the bottom of the page, albeit half of which aren’t actually backed up by scientific findings, but some are. Granted some of what’s on this cartoony blurb is incorrect, but that wasn’t really your point.
Also, cholesterol is required for the human body to function. There’s a difference being something being bad for you and too much of something being bad for you. Cholesterol is very much the latter, not the former. Try doing some research of your own and bothering to look at the entire post before making posts like this. Your complaint about them doing none then making incorrect remarks is pretty ironic.

They mean “dietary cholesterol” which has been found to have little impact on “blood cholesterol” (what’s already in your body). While I agree it could have been worded a little differently (the world is confused about dietary requirements enough as it is) what it means to imply is that the cholesterol found in egg yolk isn’t as bad for you as they once thought and that the yolk *does* contain vital nutrients. But now they’re saying saturated fat isn’t as bad as we once thought, which in past studies was shown to have a bigger impact on blood cholesterol than the cholesterol found in food.

They haven’t convinced me of that one yet. I’m still getting used to eating eggs without habitually tossing the yolks first. Convincing me that saturated fats are ok to consume more often than before is NOT going to be an easy sell on THIS fat-phobic biatch.

I personally don’t listen to any of this bullshit anymore. I simply do my best to eat a healthy diet and I eat everything in moderation. The only thing I have a hard time cutting back on is bread. Especially pitas and tortillas (wraps). I think I eat those excessively.

Some of these ‘facts’ aren’t exactly factual. People with wheat allergies, for instance, don’t need to avoid gluten, they need to avoid wheat. Gluten and wheat are not one in the same. Wheat CONTAINS gluten, as do a variety of other grains.

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