9 Surprising Superfoods

Meet the amazing underdogs of the food world.

By Leah Zerbe


Kelp is loaded with nutrition


This edible form of brown algae is loaded with potassium and mood-improving iodine and magnesium. The mineral-rich sea fare also contains a nice dose of protein and more minerals than what you’d typically find in land vegetables. One example? A serving of this sea veggie unleashes nearly 800 milligrams of magnesium into your system, helping to restore your energy and mood. 

Prep tip: Kelp is a powerful superfood addition to soup and potatoes. You can even replace chicken or beef with kelp for a healthy soup stock. Choose Main Coast Sea Vegetables for a sustainable, domestic source of kelp.

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