6 Superfoods to incorporate in your holiday meals!

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Chia Seeds

Native to Mexico, these nutrient-rich seeds are known for sprouting green “fur” on famous pottery pets -Chia Pets! Did you ever have one growing up? Chis seeds have become all the rage among superfood seekers. Chia seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and calcium!

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Mangosteen

Contrary to what their name might suggest, mangosteens are not related to mangoes. The rind contains compounds called xanthones, which may combat cancer and inflammation!

Goji Berries

Goji berries have become a common sight on supermarket shelves, and for good reason: They contain a lot of vitamin C. Goji berries are rich in plant-based antioxidants and can assist with poor circulation and help boost the immune system. Look for goji berries dried whole, and in powders and drinks.

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Açai

This fruit contains very high levels of antioxidants which help fight cancer and heart disease. It’s a small purple berry that has been known as a weight-loss and anti-aging aid!

Seaweed

Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which may prevent sudden heart attacks and strokes. Seaweed is also full of important minerals, such as bone-friendly calcium and magnesium, as well as iron, potassium, iodine, and zinc!

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Black Garlic

The black bulb is created by fermenting raw garlic through prolonged exposure to heat and humidity, giving it a sweet, mellow flavor and an inky hue. With its heart-healthy and anticancer benefits, the fermented cloves are also a source of important probiotics!

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