What Are Super Foods?

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Health professionals, the media and food companies all use the term "super foods." But, there is no legal or scientific definition of what a super food is.


We consider foods that are very high in nutrients, beyond carbohydrates, fats and proteins, to be super foods. In general, all unprocessed fruits, vegetables and beans can be considered super foods.


UW Health registered dietitian Makayla Schuchardt explains more about super foods, and how you can incorporate them into your diet.


Super Foods



UW Health's Registered Dietitians provide accurate, evidence-based nutrition information that promotes health and wellness to empower individuals to make healthy lifestyle changes that will enhance their health. Recommendations may vary based on your individual health history. For a personalized nutrition plan contact UW Health to schedule an appointment with a Registered Dietitian. For more nutrition information, visit the Nutrition and Health Library.