Packed with vitamin C and K, and hailed as a good source of fiber, manganese and other antioxidants, blueberries are consistently at the top of the superfood list. Some nutritional experts claim blueberries can protect against heart disease and some cancers, as well as improve your memory.
2. Oily Fish
Oily fish such as salmon, mackerel and sardines are said to help prevent cardiovascular disease, prostate cancer, age-related vision loss and dementia. This is thanks to the vitamin D, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids that oily fish contain.
Arguably the ‘original’ superfood, garlic contains vitamins C and B6, manganese, selenium and other antioxidants. The pungent bulb has had many alleged uses throughout the ages, including aphrodisiac, currency, medicine, and vampire repellent.
A good source of iron, folic acid, nitrates, magnesium and other antioxidants, many recent health claims suggest beetroot can help lower blood pressure, boost exercise performance and prevent dementia.
This dinnertime staple contains vitamin C, A and K, along with calcium, fiber, and folate, all of which have been said to help combat cancer, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.