8 Superfood that Indians can totally Rely on

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Superfoods are nutritionally dense food that is exceptionally well for one's health. They are mostly plant-based but also some fish and dairy. No single food- not even a superfood can offer you all energy, health benefits, and nutrition.

Each superfood has different nutritional properties, but overall, they're associated with:

– Heart health. – A strong immune system. – Cancer prevention. – Reduced inflammation. – Lower cholesterol.

Source: Cleveland Clinic


Fish is a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which help prevent heart disease. 

Leafy Greens

Dark leafy vegetables are a good source of vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium, and many phytochemicals. They are rich in fiber too. Phytochemicals are chemicals that have a lot of positive effects on our diet.


Walnut, Almonds are locally cultivated in Jammu and Kasmir of India. Cashew nuts are locally grown near seashore areas of India. Nuts are also a good source of plant protein that contains monounsaturated fats, reducing the risk of heart disease. 

Whole grains

Whole grains are a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Whole grains also contain several B vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. They have been shown to lower cholesterol and protect against heart disease and diabetes.  We are blessed to be in a country where rice of various varieties, Semolina, and wheat is cultivated locally.


Yogurt or "Dahi" is a good source of calcium and protein that contains live cultures called probiotics.  The good bacteria can protect the body from other more harmful bacteria. 

Cruciferous Vegetables

In India, we have broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage locally available. They are excellent sources of fiber, vitamins, and phytochemicals, including indoles, thiocyanates, and nitriles prevent against some types of cancer.


High in vitamin C and lycopene, Tomatoes have been shown to reduce prostate cancer.


Legumes are an excellent source of fiber, folate, and plant-based protein. Studies show they can help reduce the risk of heart disease. This broad category includes kidney, black, red, and garbanzo beans, as well as soybeans and peas.


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