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10 Best everyday superfoods

Michele Borboa, MS is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health, fitness, food, lifestyle, and pets. Michele is a health and wellness expert, personal chef, cookbook author, and pet-lover based in Bozeman, Montana. She is also...

Superfoods for super health

You can't open a magazine or peruse a website without some article, mention or ad promoting superfoods - those foods that have high concentrations of disease-fighting nutrients that can improve your health and quality of life. Though there are many exotic superfoods, such as goji berries, acai berries, mangosteen, and noni, just to name a few, some of your everyday, supermarket foods can supercharge your health - and save you some money. Here are 10 of the best superfoods to include in your diet.
Dark chocolate

6. Dark chocolate

You won't find many superfood lists that don't include this indulgent treat. Though unhealthy in excess, a small portion of dark chocolate every day is not only good for the soul, it can actually extend your life. Studies have shown the polyphenols in dark chocolate can lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease. Enjoy a small piece of dark chocolate with a glass of red wine for an extra enjoyable boost of antioxidants.

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