Most qualities of a healthy diet are plain obvious. Fruits and vegetables make up a healthy meal plan, while processed foods should be avoided. Too much meat, along with fried foods, is not recommended as well. While there are a lot of do’s and don’ts, superfoods can make your diet simpler.

Some superfoods are already popular, such as kale and other leafy greens and fruits, such as oranges and berries. But there are some superfoods you probably don’t know about, but should be eating now. Here are eight of them:       

1. TeffTeff

Straight from Ethiopia, this gluten-free crop has a nutty flavor that is not overpowering. You can compare this to quinoa, but teff can rival the other superfoods with its many benefits, including:

  • Weight control
  • Anti-colon cancer
  • Blood sugar maintenance
  • Increased blood circulation
  • Better bone health
  • Immune system booster

2. KohlrabiKohlrabi

This annual vegetable is generally found in Germany and is a regular part of vegetable recipes in northern India. This superfood offers the following benefits:

  • Weight control
  • Stronger bones
  • Improved eye health
  • Cancer protector

3. ChlorellaChlorella

A type of blue-green algae, chlorella is found in freshwater and can give you these benefits:

  • Detoxification of heavy metals, such as mercury and lead
  • Support for the immune system
  • Weight loss
  • Slower aging process
  • Anti-cancer

4. Blood sausageBlood sausage

This not-so-tempting superfood contains pig’s blood and fat along with oatmeal. Although not too appetizing for many, blood sausages are nutritious:

  • Good for low-carb diets
  • Rich in protein
  • Rich in minerals, including zinc, iron, and potassium

5. Maca RootMaca Root

This Peruvian root comes loaded with vitamins, making it a real superfood:

  • Energy enhancer
  • Fertility booster
  • Increased stamina for better performance
  • Plenty of vitamins, including C, E, and B complex
  • Mood balance

6. Avocado OilAvocado Oil

Comes from the superfood, avocado, the oil offers many health benefits, including:

  • Heart health support
  • Detox
  • Arthritis symptoms reliever
  • Psoriasis and periodontal disease prevention

7. Adzuki BeansAdzuki Beans

These tiny superfoods have higher amounts of protein and less fat count than most bean varieties. More reasons to eat these beans include:

  • High in potassium, manganese, iron, and zinc
  • High in B vitamins
  • Loaded with fiber to promote regular bowel movements
  • Energy provider

8. Birch Tree WaterBirch Tree Water

This superfood comes directly from birch trees. The sap’s main benefits are:

  • Weight loss
  • Skin tissue health improvement
  • Hydration
  • Detox

It may be the first time you have heard about these superfoods, but it is definitely the right time to add them to your healthy diet.