Top 10 Superfoods List 2021 for Maximum Health Benefits

Looking for Super foods? Rationally, we don’t have any super foods but only food items with great nutritional value. Read the list of 10 food items that topped the nutritional chart.

By Kunal Tulsani Mar 26 2021 3:26PM 454 Read
Latest Top Superfoods List Released 2021: 10 Winners

Everyone around us now is drooling over the “superfoods” due to increased awareness about health and issues. However, to everyone’s surprise (especially people chasing “top superfoods list” every year), there’s no food yet which gives all the required nutrients to the body. Therefore, rationally we don’t have any superfoods until now.

The term is a marketing stunt of manufacturers and promoters of healthy food items to impulse “a feeling of greatness” among people. But not to disappoint you at all, here is the all-time superfoods list for the body-conscious ones as obviuosly these are far better than the McPuff you had last night.

Winners of Top Superfoods List 2021

1 Acai Berries: Acai berries are nature’s purple gold offered by God. The superfood is generally founded on the acai palm trees, which usually grow around the rainforests of Central & South America. However, unfortunately, it would not be possible for this superfood to be available outside their home region because of a concise life. Still, you can access these in the form of powder, juice, or frozen puree form.

"He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything." - Thomas Carlyle

Each 100 grams Acai Fruit Pulp gives:
  • Calcium: 2% (RDI)
  • Vitamin A: 15% (RDI)
  • Sugar: 2 gms
  • Fiber: 2 gms
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5 gms
  • Calories: 70
  • Fat: 5 gms
  • Carbs: 4 gms
Acai Benefits:

Acai berries have numerous positive effects on our body, some of which are:

  • Prevents Heart Diseases
  • Lowers the Risk of Cancers (All types)
  • Easing the Arthritis Symptoms
  • Aiding Control and Prevent Cholesterol Levels
  • Helps in reducing & controlling the bodyweight
  • Last but not least! Promotes Anti-ageing in the body.
Acai Side Effects:

Although the fruit is safe for most people on the planet, acai berries should be consumed after prescription by pollen allergy patients.

2 Maca:

Here, comes the super veggie from cauliflower, cabbage, and broccoli family. Maca has recently gained immense popularity due to its ability to grow fertility among men. The superfood is available in powder or supplements form and generally grows in the Andes of central Peru. The research phase is still in its initial stage, and most of the test & experiments have done yet on animals only, sponsored by Maca producers.

Each Ounce of Maca powder gives:

Acai berries have numerous positive effects on our body, some of which are:

  • Manganese: 10% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B6: 15% of the RDI
  • Iron: 23% of the RDI
  • Copper: 85% of the RDI
  • Carbs: 20 grams
  • Fiber: 2 grams
  • Vitamin C: 133% of the RDI
  • Fat: 1 gram
  • Protein: 4 grams
  • Calories: 91
  • Potassium: 16% of the RDI
Maca Powder Benefits:

Maca powder can contribute significantly in people’s health, out of which top benefits are:

  • Boosts Fertility
  • Increases Sex Drive
  • Helpful in Reducing Stress
  • Improves Sports Performance
  • Aids in Muscle Building
  • Controls Hormones
  • Better Memory & Learning Power
  • Bone Strength
Maca Powder Side Effects:

Indeed, the superfood, Maca, offers invaluable benefits but people suffering from Thyroid should avoid taking it. Further, pregnant, breastfeeding women, and kids should take doctors’ prescription before consuming Maca.

3 Lucuma:

The next on the list is the fruit native to South America, or nicknamed as “the gold of the Incas”. The superfood is a great & healthy alternative to sugar, along with the low GI index, and is rich in antioxidants. Further, the fruit is also packed with prominent nutrients like vitamin B1, B3, potassium, and more.

The fruit is available in powder form and is extremely popular among Latin Americans.

Every 7.5 grams (or one tablespoon) of Lucuma powder gives

  • Fiber: 2 grams
  • Protein: 0 grams
  • Calories: 30
  • Carbs: 6 grams
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Sugars: 1.5 grams
Lucuma Powder Benefits:

The top benefits of having the Lucuma powder in your routine are

  • Boost Immunity System
  • Protections against Cancers
  • Controls Blood Pressure
  • Mitigates Inflammation
  • Manages Diabetes
  • Promotes Heart Health
  • Improves Body’s Cognitive Functions
  • Helpful for Skin
Lucuma Powder Side Effects:

So far, no side effects of Lucuma powder have been witnessed, but the research is at the starting phase. Thus, pregnant, breastfeeding women, and people on medications are advised to avoid the superfood.

4 Cacao:

Cacao powder is a good counterpart of the cocoa powder and also comes from the same family. The difference is that cocoa is processed beans while Cacao is a cold-pressed form of cacao beans, thus preventing the loss of nutrients, which is lost in former due to heat processing. Further, the development of the superfood dates back to 5000 years ago during Maya civilization and is found majorly in South American trees.

The powder is the best alternative to your chocolate cravings without letting you gain high loaded sugar calories. Each Ounce of Cacao Powder or nibs includes:

  • Sugar: 1 gram
  • Calories: 175
  • Fiber: 5 grams
  • Fat: 15 grams
  • Protein: 3 grams
  • Magnesium: 16% (RDI)
  • Iron: 6% of RDI (Reference Daily Intake)
  • Copper: 25% (RDI)
  • Manganese: 27% (RDI)
  • Zinc: 6% (RDI)
  • Phosphorus: 9% (RDI)
Cacao Benefits:

Some of the top benefits of grabbing this amazing superfood are:

  • Manages Mood Swings
  • Mitigates Diabetes Risk
  • Controls Blood Pressure
  • Reduces Heart Diseases
  • Rich Anti-Inflammatory Traits
  • Boosts Body’s Energy Functions
  • Good for Muscle Growth
  • Releases Natural Feel-Good Chemicals
  • Weight Control
  • Good for Skin
Cacao Side Effects:

Although taking Cacao in safe amounts is good, but when taken in excess can cause insomnia, increased heart rate, excitement, over urination, and more. Further, some people at certain conditions are advised to avoid taking this superfood, like anxiety or before surgery. It can also create a mess in your stomach, initiating bowels related issues.

5 Camu Camu: Now the time is for this berry superfood, Camu Camu. The fruit is a local to Amazon rainforest but recently has gained immense popularity due to its amazing health benefits. The fruit is now widespread in the US, with many selling it in retail stores, both online and offline. It is available in only powder, juice, or pills form as the raw Camu Camu is tart, and is packed with vitamins, antioxidants, beta carotene, and more nutrients.

Each teaspoon of Camu Camu superfood contains:
  • Calories: 10
  • Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 0g
  • Protein: 0g
Benefits:

Here is the list of benefits a person gets after dosing of this superfood:

  • Good for Heart
  • Manages Weight
  • Promotes Cognitive Functions
  • Healthy Blood Sugar Level
  • Controls Blood Pressure
Side Effects:

Since the superfood contains high antioxidants, it is advisable to use it in a limited amount, and excessive usage can cause health issues. Taking a prescription from a doctor in case of pregnancy, medication, or nursing might help.

Final Words

So, these were the top 5 superfoods. The article attempted to break the convention and include genuine health-rich food items, packed with a lot of nutrients. This was the part I of superfoods list and the remaining five superfoods are in the next part here.

Kunal Tulsani
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I’ve been in the content & marketing industry for more than 5 years now and utterly understand the ins & outs of it, be it what companies want or what readers like to read. With many ups and downs in life, I am now heading for the best part with the help of divine. No Matter how difficult the situation is, know that – We are the God, We are Looking for!

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