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6 Uncommon Superfoods You MUST Include In Your Diet

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Here are six of the most potent, power-packed foods that aren’t as commonly used (or known) as the more common superfoods you see mentioned.

Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds are concentrated energy pods. Have them as a snack, sprinkle them over salads or other meals, blend them into dressings, sauces or even soups. Other seeds, including pumpkin seeds, have many powerful nutrients as well.

Flaxseed

Flaxseeds are also great. They can add fiber to your diet as well as Omega-3. (If you don’t eat fish, flaxseed is a great alternative.)

Parsley

Yes, it’s that sprig of green that restaurants add to your dinner as garnish. And, no one eats it. Yet, just a tiny bit of parsley (with food, blended into fresh juices, or even thrown into soups, salads, or other meals) can provide you with some powerful nutrients, including lots of vitamin C, plus calcium and fiber. It also improves digestion and soothes adrenal glands. (Pregnant or nursing women should limit their parsley intake to one sprig per day.)

Green Tea

Regular black tea (and even an occasional cup of coffee) has some health benefits when taken occasionally. Green tea is the preferred choice, of course. It is packed with anti-oxidants and flavonoids and can reduce the risk of cancer. It also seems to be helpful for the brain. You can have this everyday without any side effects that coffee or other caffeinated drinks may have.

Chocolate

Yes, chocolate is actually good for you, if you pick the right one. Instead of milk chocolate, opt for dark chocolate with a high cocoa content. Anything over 70% is great. It can provide powerful anti-oxidants and flavonoids, and well, it tastes of chocolate! 🙂 But be careful, eating too much can also add calories fast. Having a small piece of dark chocolate each day is ideal.

Red Wine

Drinking alcohol, in moderation, can actually improve HDL levels (the good cholesterol.) The best choice, of course, is red wine which also packs anti-oxidants. Please don’t use this as an excuse to drink more alcohol or start drinking if you don’t already. A great alternative, which I personally go for since I rarely consume alcohol, is pomegranate juice (especially the one blended with blueberry juice, mentioned earlier.)

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