This list of superfoods includes foods that are frequently used in nutritional medicine and in special healing diets. These foods contain nutrients that are highly concentrated or even unique.
Cultured (fermented) vegan foods that have not been cooked or heated after the fermenting process contain probiotics (beneficial bacteria or beneficial yeast), enzymes, and often vitamin K2.
Super fruits are high in flavonoids, such as anthocyanins, and other antioxidants, such as vitamin C, carotenes, or vitamin E. When raw, they may be high in enzymes.
Fresh grasses contain chlorophyll, B vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. Germ offers B vitamins, vitamin E, and other vitamins. Bran is a superior fiber.
Varied nutrients and phytochemicals, and a variety of medicinal uses: antioxidants, antimicrobials, anti-inflammatories, antihistamines, anti-cancer, other healing properties.
Vegetable juice (fresh)
Fresh (non-rancid) nuts and nut butters are "good fats," including omega-3 fats. They are often high in specific minerals.
Seeds contain a variety of nutrients and healthy fats. Coconut oil has many special properties.
Black current oil
Evening primrose oil
Varied high-vitamin, enzyme-rich substances collected and made by bees, that contain B vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids. Unadulterated raw honey (not the kind found in supermarkets) is a powerful antimicrobial.
Honey (Manuka, raw)
Connective tissue and bone provide tissue-buildling and anti-inflammatory nutrients.
Raw and cultured dairy products have been used for thousands of years for sustenance and healing. They contain vitamins (including vitamin K2), minerals, probiotics, enzymes, and special immune factors.
High-vitamin butter oil
Whey protein (undenatured or nondenatured)
Fish and seafood are traditional healthy foods providing special nutrition, including omega-3 essential fatty acids, vitamin A, and vitamin D. Some unusual sea animals have medicinal uses.
Caviar / roe
Cod liver oil (fermented)
An edible animal organ contains concentrated nutrients used by the same organ in the human body. It is essential to be organic (to avoid toxins absorbed by the animal) and either fresh or freeze-dried. Raw organs and those from young animals are superior.
Algae contain vitamins, minerals, iron, protein, beta-carotene, and chlorophyll.
Mushrooms have multiple medicinal uses, especially in Chinese medicine. Many uses are immune related: anti-cancer, and to boost or modulate the immune response.
Seaweeds or "sea vegetables" have highly concentrated minerals, including iodine, calcium, and iron.
Nori / laver
Wakame / alaria
Yeast contains B vitamins, protein, and minerals and modulates the immune system.