9 Surprising Superfoods

Meet the amazing underdogs of the food world.

By Leah Zerbe


Liver is packed with Vitamin B folate.

Beef Liver

While it may not sound appetizing, beef liver deserves to be high on the list of superfoods for its mega health benefits. Liver is packed with the B vitamin folate, a nutrient tasked with helping to build DNA and RNA and healthy nerve functioning. It also helps lower your risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Prep tip: Be sure to buy your liver from a local grass-fed beef farmer. Grass-fed beef is higher in beta-carotene, vitamin E, omega-3s, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), calcium, magnesium, and potassium. It’s also lower in inflammation-causing omega-6 fatty acids and saturated fats. If beef liver isn’t your thing, turn to lentils for plant-based folate.

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