Top 5 Local Superfoods

What is a superfood anyway? The term "Superfood" is used to describe a food with high nutrient or phytochemical content that may offer health benefits. Phytochemicals are chemicals or compounds that plants produce. 

True or False? Superfoods are expensive items only in found in health food stores and are usually shipped from rural areas in distant countries? 

Answer: FALSE 

You can find superfoods in every environment and most small-town grocery stores across the planet.

*Tip: Look for rich or bright colors that may stain your hands or cutting board...that's when you know it's the good stuff.

My Current Top 5 Superfoods: 

1. Berries

2. Beets

3. Kale

4. Seaweed

5. Salmon

No need to pay extra for distant superfoods that have been shipped, packaged and publicized. Instead...the berries are popping and the salmon are running so buy local to support our economy and keep our wallets in check ;)

-Analisa, Naturopath-in-Training

 The Oregon Fall salmon run. Photo taken by Keith Novosel on a recent fishing trip.  

The Oregon Fall salmon run. Photo taken by Keith Novosel on a recent fishing trip.  

References: 

http://www.bastyrcenter.org/content/view/2132/