The Superfoods of the Botanical World

Superfoods are called that because they usually contain an array of vitamins and nutrients that do the whole body good. They detox, they fight bad stuff, they heal and they nourish. Most of these superfoods fit into the categories of fruits and vegetables. However, you may be surprised to learn about a few other superfoods that don’t quite fit in these categories, but are more of a herb, spice, or something else. 

Get ready to be amazed at what you can eat that will nourish your palate with vitamins and minerals that will help you feel great.

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Green Tea has long been known as a superfood. It is rich in antioxidants. It basically has no calories. It’s soothing and relaxing. It also has a knack for suppressing appetite, which makes it a great diet drink. However, green tea has a little competition now.

White tea has the same antioxidant as green, but in higher quantity. Black tea is also in the ring now. Black tea contains theaflavins, which are antioxidants that could help muscle recovery after fitness and may help heart health.


Many cultures eat bugs as a basic staple to their diet, while some cultures think that eating bugs is disgusting. You may think differently when you learn how good some bugs can be for you. Crickets and ants are a couple of those bugs that actually have some really great health benefits for the human body.

While it may take a gag treat dipped in chocolate to get you to try crickets or ants, they are both nutritious. Crickets pack a lot of protein, in fact, they contain all 9 of the amino-acids. That’s amazing. Ants no longer have to be chewed up to be eaten, you can find them in extract form. Ants contain 8 of the amino-acids in protein.


Pollen allergy sufferers may want to talk to their doctor before taking pollen, superfood status aside. But it is interesting to learn that pine pollen has health benefits. Pine pollen is rich in amino acids, contains healthy carbohydrates, is home to trace minerals, has essential fatty acids and even many vitamins, plus more. If you need a supplement this seems like the right choice.

However, it isn’t the only pollen health option. Tea pollen is rich in many of the same things as pine pollen. Tea pollen comes from the same plant and black and green tea leaves, Camellia Sinensis.

Tea may seem like the only normal choice on this list, especially by those that sneeze at pine pollen. However, this just shows that there is a lot out there that you don’t know about it the world of healthy living and healthy eating. Why not try something new, it could do your body good.

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