Needing to revitalize the regular, good-for-you diet of chicken and broccoli? Try out some of the following superfoods that score big nutritional value!

  1. Guava. This tropical delight is especially high in fiber. The apple guava variety contains nearly four times more vitamin C than a single orange.
  2. Avocado. One fruit contains approximately 10 grams of fiber. According to a study in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, avocados contain enough lutein to stop cancer growth in a lab experiment. Lutein is also a powerful antioxidant contributing to good eye health.
  3. Chia Seeds. This delicately crunchy seed was cherished by the Aztecs and is known for its energy producing effects. Only one ounce contains approximately 11 grams of fiber and 5 grams of omega 3 essential fatty acids.
  4. Gooseberries. This tart berry is relatively low in sugar compared to most fruit, and high in cancer-fighting vitamin C and vitamin A. The purple variety contains almost 50 percent more antioxidants than blueberries.
  5. Ostrich Meat. While it comes from a bird, it tastes more like red meat and much leaner in saturated fat than steak or chicken. It is an excellent source of zinc, selenium, and iron.
  6. Walnuts. When eaten raw, only one ounce contains an adequate amount of the U.S. recommended daily amount of omega 3 oils. According to a study published in the British Medical Journal, eating walnuts regularly lead to a 35 percent reduced risk of coronary heart disease.
  7. Greek Yogurt. This low fat, creamy treat is significantly higher in protein, calcium and probiotics than regular yogurt. A study in the International Journal of Obesity found that dieters eating three servings a day of yogurt a day lost 22 percent more weight and 61 percent more body fat than dieters who did not eat yogurt.
  8. Artic Char. Closely related to salmon, this fish is milder in taste and boasts high levels of Omega 3 oils and protein.
  9. Prickly Pear Cactus. This savory plant is a rich source of fiber, vitamins A and C and potassium. A 2007 study in the Diabetes Care reported that prickly pear cactus can help reduce blood sugar levels.
  10. Cremini Mushrooms. This slightly darker shade of mushrooms is known for its rich flavor. A 2006 German study found that cremini mushrooms have several antimicrobial properties that could protect your body, from disease and infection.

About Heribert Maloney

PA Sports Talk was originally the idea of Heribert! Heribert has loved sports all his life and in his young days he aspired to one day go to the Olympics to represent his country. Although that never transpired, Heribert always retained his love for sports and continued to train. After leaving college, Heribert moved into the banking industry and immediately knew this wasn't what he wanted to do, and so he set up his first gym in Philadelphia, PA. Since then Heribert has become a renowned speaker and advocate for health and fitness and regularly works with other gym owners to help improve their own businesses