10 Top Superfoods Everyone Needs to Try This Year

Brazil nuts

Just one Brazil nut provides more than 100% of your daily selenium (an underestimated immune booster) requirements. Feeding our immune systems is still important with new COVID strains, the flu, and a variety of upper respiratory infections and other ailments.

Tinned fish

Because this mainstay is healthful, adaptable, economical, and accessible, we believe this wellness-culinary mash-up should last. "Tinned fish is protein-dense and full of omega-3s and other vitamins and minerals," explains Sassos. “Some types, like salmon, can provide hard-to-get vitamin D.

Moringa

Moringa, usually obtained in powder form, is brilliant green and tastes grassy. Like matcha, it's high in antioxidants. “Moringa is also rich in calcium and iron,” Sassos explains, along with fiber and other vitamins, minerals, and plant chemicals that improve cognitive function.

Cacao

The fruit that makes your favorite chocolate bar is one of Whole Foods' top food trends of 2024 due to its sustainability and healthiness. The seed makes chocolate, the pulp makes jellies, juice, and jams, and the shell makes flour. Cacao has rich antioxidants, electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals.

Cranberries

This fruit deserves a place in our diets beyond Thanksgiving. Kranberries are low in sugar, high in vitamin C, potassium, and A, and rich in antioxidants and other plant chemicals.

Kefir

Probiotics are vital for gut and general health, yet yogurt and savory fermented foods like kimchi aren't the sole sources. Kefir, a creamy fermented milk drink like yogurt, has twice or three times the microorganisms found in yogurt. Some kefir contains vitamin D, protein, and B vitamins. 

Soy-based proteins

Protein is needed for cell creation and repair as well as muscular growth. Protein is essential, but not all sources are equal. We require complete and incomplete proteins to receive the range of amino acids that build protein and provide advantages.

Microgreens

The sensitive leafy greens are typically microgreens, which most vegetables, cereals, and herbs generate. They contain greater phytochemical and antioxidant concentrations than mature plant leaves.

Global herbs and spices

Taste other cuisines to discover new healthy foods you adore. Registered dietician Valerie Agyeman, presenter of The Flourish Heights Podcast, believes many regional flavors are tasty and beneficial. A little goes a long way in taste and nutrients, says Sassos.

Buckwheat

Buckwheat has flavonoids that reduce blood lipids, which is excellent for the heart. Magnesium and amino acids are abundant, adds Sassos. Buckwheat has protein and fiber, which boosts intestinal health and blood sugar management.