Dr. Sears’ List of 13 Superfoods and Their Char

There isn’t a standard definition of what a superfood is. There are some that help you sleep better according to this article, or you can eat from this general list of 11 superfoods from this article, but at the core of it all, these lists of superfoods have one thing in common: They are designed under the premise that those who eat better, live better.

Characteristics of a Superfood

  1. They are all nutrient-dense, meaning they pack the most nutrition for the number of calories they contain.
  2. They contain nutrients that have proven, science-based, benefits.
  3. They are made by nature and are not processed or packaged.
  4. They taste good and satisfy your body.
  5. They have the ability to be prepared in a variety of ways.
  6. They contain no ingredients that have been found harmful to your health.

The following superfoods are healthy options for all ages, but even more optimal for adults to age well. Each contains one or more nutrients that research has shown promote healthy aging. Most superfoods also have what we call the AAA effect: anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and anti-Alzheimer’s.

Dr. Sears Top 13

  1. Seafood (especially salmon)
  2. Berries (especially blueberries)
  3. Spinach
  4. Nuts
  5. Olive oil
  6. Broccoli
  7. Oatmeal
  8. Flaxseed Meal
  9. Avocados
  10. Pomegranate Juice
  11. Tomatoes
  12. Tofu
  13. Yogurt
  14. Red Onions
  15. Garlic
  16. Beans & Lentils

Ready to start living better by packing your diet with nutrient-dense foods? Choose a few superfoods from the list above and give them a try!