Let’s face it: the word “superfood” has become overused. This title, which was originally intended for foods whose nutritional value considerably exceeded that of the average fruit or vegetable, seems to be attached to almost any natural food these days. Mainstream health magazines are particularly guilty of this abuse, often preferring to use “superfood” as a marketing term rather than an objective declaration of nutritiousness.
That said, there are a small number of foods that truly deserve to be called superfoods. These tend to be exotic whole foods that are seldom found in the average Westerner’s home, but which are packed with so many naturally occurring, bioavailable nutrients that they put most multivitamin supplements to shame. This article lists four of the best of them.