7 superfoods to watch for (slideshow)

When you hear the word “superfood” it’s exciting, refreshing… you know something good is coming. Not the same boring old orange or blueberry.

But even quinoa, kale and goji berries — all considered superfoods because of their high nutritional contents — have become almost staples. They are readily available and help us reduce the risk of chronic disease, increase weight loss, ward off depression and increase energy.

With benefits like those, it’s no wonder people are waiting for the next, more potent, healthful superfood.

And there will be more coming… Only about 20,000 of a possible 70,000 or even 100,000 medicinal herbs and botanicals have been identified, and more than a few are bound to be fruits and vegetables we don’t know of yet — like these next seven you’ll be hearing more about very soon:

Cara McCarthy

By Cara McCarthy

Cara McCarthy has been working in the natural health industry since 2010. She studied Marketing Communications at the University of Mississippi. Her goal is to provide people with the information they need to live the healthiest, happiest lives possible.