About Superfoods

Superfoods are considered highly nutritious foods. Superfoods are primarily plant-based foods that have a higher than average level of nutrition compared to other food types. Typically superfoods contain extremely high concentrations of any of the following:

Vitamins
Minerals
Protein
Amino acids
Fiber
Fatty acids
Phytochemicals

Many of the plant-based superfoods have unique phytochemicals such as polyphenols and flavonoids, which are substances that can combat disease and inflammation.

Superfoods are generally considered to be excellent foods for optimizing human health. Often associated with disease-prevention, superfoods can also help to reduce the risk of developing chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease and cancers.

Superfoods Nutrition

By comparing superfoods to regular foods, you can see the difference in nutrition levels. Here is a look at some of the top nutrient levels in superfoods compared to nutrient levels in non-superfood (per 100 g):

Quinoa (Superfood):

14 g protein
7 g dietary fiber
563 mg potassium
1,091 mg arginine
1,134 mg aspartic acid
1,865 mg glutamic acid

Rice (Non-Superfood):

7.1 g protein
1.3 g dietary fiber

Chia Seeds (Superfood):

15.6 g protein
38 g dietary fiber
17,552 mg omega-3 fatty acids
5,785 mg omega-6 fatty acids
1,983 mg arginine
2,468 mg glutamic acid
631 mg calcium

Potatoes (Non-Superfood):

2 g protein
2 g dietary fiber
421 mg potassium

Kale (Superfood):

15,376 IU vitamin A
9,226 mcg beta-carotene
39,551 mcg lutein+zeaxanthin
447 mg potassium
817 mcg vitamin K

Wheat (Non-Superfood):

12.7 g dietary fiber
11 g protein
435 mg potassium
402 mg phosphorus

References:

http://nutritiondata.self.com
https://draxe.com/top-10-superfoods-whats-in-your-diet
https://draxe.com/what-are-superfoods/