Top 10 Superfoods List 2021 for Maximum Health Benefits (Part II)

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 - Apr 3 2021 3:00PM - 2657 Read
Latest Top Superfoods List Released: 10 Winners (Part II)

Continuing the last article on the list of the top superfoods; this part second would unveil another five super healthy products. These food items have gained popularity because of their ability to provide solutions to modern problems like aging, heart problems, BP, weight issues, and inflammation. If the time had been 200 or 300 years ago, these products might not have been on the list.

Here, we would discuss the nutritional value, benefits, side effects, and a brief overview of every superfood, like in the last one. If you have not read our previous article, then read that here.

Winners of Top Superfoods List 2021 (Part II) 6. Quinoa

The superfood Quinoa is pronounced as “Keen-wah” and is as nutritious as weird its name is. The food item is consumed like a grain but is a pseudo-cereal because of not growing on grass like oats, rice, or whole wheat.

Notably, the year 2013 was announced as “The International Year of Quinoa” by the United Nations due to its contribution in combating world food scarcity. Quinoa is high in fiber, carbs, magnesium, iron, potassium, and many more nutrients, and all this is gluten-free. The food is excellent for babies.

Every 100 grams of cooked Quinoa contains:
  • Water: 72%
  • Sugar: 0.9 grams
  • Calories: 120
  • Protein: 4.4 grams
  • Carbs: 21.3 grams
  • Fat: 1.9 grams
  • Fiber: 2.8 grams
Quinoa Benefits:

A person having including a bowl of Quinoa in his diet would get the following benefits:

  • A Whole Plant-based Protein Source (including amino acids)
  • Helps in Tissues Growth Greatly
  • Suitable for a Healthy Heart
  • Aids in digestion due to high fiber content
  • Good for blood and RBC count due to iron
  • Rich in Anti-oxidants
Quinoa Side Effects:

Indeed, Quinoa is super healthy, but the item is allergic to many people in the US and can cause the following symptoms:

  • Stomach Issues
  • Inflammation
  • Itchiness
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Hives
  • Asthma
7. Spirulina:

Spirulina is a superfood first used by Aztecs to treat diseases and boost endurance in the body. The item is a green-blue alga, bitter in taste, and takes its energy from sunlight through the popular process, photosynthesis, and that’s why it is green in color.

The research on the food is still in its initial phase, but it became famous when NASA declared it to be used for Astronauts in space. The food grows in water (both salty and fresh) and one tablespoon of Spirulina contains:

  • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin): 15% of the RDA
  • Vitamin B1 (thiamine): 11% of the RDA
  • Protein: 4 grams
  • Iron: 11% of the RDA
  • Vitamin B3 (niacin): 4% of the RDA
  • Copper: 21% of the RDA

It also contains decent amounts of potassium, magnesium, and manganese, and some portions of other nutrients that a human body needs.

Spirulina Benefits:

The superfood is helpful to the human body in the following ways:

  • Contains Brain Protective Properties
  • Anti-Inflammation Ingredients and Traits
  • Plant-based Pain Relief
  • Prevents Certain Cancer types
  • Lowers Cholesterol Levels
  • Helps in Weight Loss
  • Boosts Gut Health
  • Good for diabetic patients
  • Reduces BP (Blood Pressure)
  • Improves Metabolism
Spirulina Side Effects

While the food is healthy, it has specific side effects on the human body if taken without the prescriptions:

  • Insomnia
  • Gets Contaminated with Body Toxins
  • Negatively Affects body Autoimmune.
  • Reduces Blood Clotting Process
8. Chlorella:

Here’s another algae on our list, above spirulina, Chlorella is freshwater, green single-celled algae. However, the superfood can’t be digested by the human body in raw form due to hard cell walls and thus, must be taken as supplements. The food item is popular in the US but is grown majorly in Japan & Taiwan and then imported here in tablet, powder, or capsule form.

People mainly consume it through salad sprinkler, beverages, or baked items and each ounce of Chlorella consumption gives:

  • Zinc: 133% of the DV
  • Protein 16 grams
  • Calories: 115 calories
  • Carbs 7 grams
  • Fat 3 grams
  • Phosphorus: 25% of the DV
  • Vitamin A 287% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • Magnesium: 22% of the DV
  • Iron: 202% of the DV
Chlorella Benefits:

Chlorella contributes to the human body through:

  • Improves Immune System
  • Prevents Dementia (The Memory Disease)
  • Good for Pregnant Ladies
  • Prevents Cancer-Causing Substances
Chlorella Side Effects:

The food is healthy, but people with weak immune systems and sensitivity to iodine should avoid it. It can also cause the following side effects:

  • Issues with Stomach
  • Bowels becoming Green
  • Skin Sensitivity
  • Cramps
9. Goji Berries:

Goji berries are a healthy, beautiful, yet tasty superfood that is packed with antioxidants. The small red

  • Calories: 70
  • Sugar: 12 grams
  • Protein: 9 grams
  • Fiber: 6 grams
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Vitamin A: 150 % of the RDI
  • Copper: 84 % of the RDI
  • Selenium: 75 % of the RDI
  • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin): 63 % of the RDI
  • Iron: 42 % of the RDI
  • Vitamin C: 27 % of the RDI
  • Potassium: 21 % of the RDI
  • Zinc: 15 % of the RDI
  • Thiamine: 9 % of the RDI
Goji Berries Benefits:
  • Good for Eye Health
  • Promotes Immune Functions
  • Reduces Liver Damage Risk
  • Blood Sugar Stabilizer
  • Aids healthy skin
  • Prevents Cancer
  • Improves Mood & Sleep
Goji Berries Side Effects:

Although the fruit is utterly healthy and is likely SAFE, it might react with certain medicines like blood thinners, BP, & diabetes medicines. Make sure to take it in the prescription if it causes any allergy.

10. Turnip:

Turnip is a root vegetable and comes from the cabbage, broccoli family. It can be consumed as a veggie and thus cooked or boiled, making it a tasty superfood. Each cup of turnip provides:

  • Calories: 34
  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Sodium: 25mg
  • Carbohydrates: 7.8g
  • Fiber: 3.1g
  • Sugars: 4.6g
  • Protein: 1.1g
Turnip Benefits:

Turnip is good for health and helps the body in the following ways:

  • Helps in Weight Loss
  • Prevents Breast Cancer
  • Good for Skin
  • Improves Heart Condition
  • Protects Human Body Cells

Turnip Side Effects:

Turnip is a veggie and thus contains high vitamin K, a high dose of which might not be suitable for everybody. Keep the daily intake in sufficient amounts.

Some Final Words

So, this was the latest top superfoods list 2021. Note that the nutritional info given on every item might vary, depending upon the processing method, and this is a general perception. Make sure to consult your doctor before taking any of these as each one can have some side effects on your body. Further, if you missed the list of top 5 superfoods list, i.e. the previous version of this write-up, then click here.

Kunal Tulsani
Kunal Tulsani

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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