8 Surprising Superfoods You Should Be Eating

Kale. Blueberries. Salmon. Chances are you’re familiar with the most talked-about superfoodsingredients packed with nutrients and extra large doses of vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals. People who eat superfoods are more likely to live longer and reduce their risk of developing chronic diseases.

An article published earlier this week on Well+Good highlights an entirely new group of superfoods. These foods are particularly good for your gut in that they help improve digestion, metabolism, and immunity, all thanks to a robust bacteria, the microbiome, that lives inside our bodies.

“You've probably already heard of putting probiotic foods like fermented kimchi or kefir—which contain healthy live bacteria—on your plate. But there are also foods and spices—called prebiotic foods—that nourish the healthy bacteria already living in your body.”

The story credits Dr. Raphael Kellman, author of The Microbiome Diet, for bringing these ingredients to light. According to Kellman, we need both probiotic and prebiotic foods to have a properly balanced microbiome. To ahcieve that balance, start eating more of these superfoods now.

  1. Garlic
  2. Radishes
  3. Jerusalem artichokes
  4. Leeks
  5. Jicama
  6. Asparagus
  7. Carrots
  8. Turmeric

Clean all those leeks, asparagus, carrots, radishes, jicama, and artichokes with a sturdy set of different-sized colanders.

Do you eat the foods on this list?