5 Super Foods for More Energy

Who doesn’t want more energy in their day?

When you have a busy day ahead, you need energy to keep you on your toes. While a cup of coffee can be enough to get you in gear in the morning, it won’t last all day long. That’s where superfoods to give you more energy come in hand.

When you aren’t tackling the daily chores and errands at home, you’re at work, taking on the never-ending tasks sent your way.

Vitamin supplements are great at filling in the gaps but your body needs more than just a pill. What is a great way that you can get in all of your daily nutrients without lugging around a cooler filled with fruits and vegetables? The answer is super foods.


Super foods are potent and powerful nutrient-rich foods that are considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being. Common traits that most super foods have in common include being a revered food item with an above average nutrient profile that is known to have a drastic positive effect on health.

There are a number of these types of food available at your local health market. You may be asking are some super foods better than others? Absolutely.

Add these top 5 super foods to your grocery list. These are the most powerful and readily available super foods at your local grocery store. The list was compiled based on the nutrient profile, convenience/availability, cost, and most importantly, flavor.



This raw chocolate super food is packed with a number of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Antioxidants dispose of free-radicals, which are waste products within the body. Free radicals have been associated with a number of illnesses including cancer.

The two star nutrients in cacao nibs are dietary fiber and magnesium. One ounce of cacao nibs contains 9 grams of fiber! The high amount of Magnesium contributes to heart and brain health.


This is a Himalayan super fruit that contains a high number of essential amino acids, which is very rare for plants. Goji berries provides a high amount of immune support with vitamins C and E and over 20 trace minerals. It’s known for its antioxidants that fight cancer and host anti-aging benefits.


Considered to be a drink for youthfulness, apple cider vinegar contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, and E as well as a number of important trace minerals such as calcium, chlorine, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium. It can be used for a number of benefits including clear skin. Due to its anti-bacterial properties, ACV can clean while the vitamins and minerals help nourish your skin.


This super food isn’t just for vampires. It is one of the oldest super foods used and is crucial for immune support. It is also a natural anti-biotic that your body cannot build up a resistance against. This anti-fungal, anti-bacterial wonder contains a high profile of vitamins and minerals, essential for a healthy detoxification.


This is the oldest super food that has been used for centuries by ancient cultures. It is the ultimate food as it is a complete protein with all of your essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. It is used for proper digestion and alleviating ulcers and heartburn. Like garlic, honey is also a natural anti-biotic as well as an anti-septic, anti-bacterial, and so much more!

Author: Dawn Palacios, RD, LDN