27 Most Un­likely Su­per­foods (and 18 Sur­pris­ing Nu­tri­tional Vil­lains)

THE WORLD OF NU­TRI­TION MAY SEEM EVER MORE TRIBAL AND DOG­MATIC, BUT HEALTHY EAT­ING STILL HAS ITS SUR­PRISES. MANY OF THE MOST BEN­E­FI­CIAL FOODS ARE NOT UN­PRO­NOUNCE­ABLE FRUITS OR AN­CIENT GRAINS. AND WHO KNEW THAT SAUSAGES, CHEESE AND PICK­LED EGGS WERE SUPERFO

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We’ve long ne­glected goat, wrongly view­ing it as lamb’s poor rel­a­tive. But it’s a sta­ple meat around the world and is fi­nally be­com­ing pop­u­lar here. “Goat is lean, con­tains more pro­tein per gram than beef or pork and is richer in iron, which helps to cir­cu­late oxy­gen around your body,” says Tilt. Slow-roast a shoul­der for a week’s post-gym fod­der. 09_ It might be less trendy than the pink-hued Hi­malayan gran­ules but, like many un­cool things, it’s a lot more prac­ti­cal. “The ma­jor­ity of the UK is de­fi­cient in io­dine,” says Gog­gins, “a nu­tri­ent that keeps your thy­roid and me­tab­o­lism healthy.” In a pinch, this will re­dress the bal­ance. Plus, Mc­mas­ter Univer­sity re­cently found that a low-salt diet can in­crease the risk of heart dis­ease in men with healthy blood pres­sure, shak­ing up pre­vi­ous think­ing.

11_ A handy re­minder that the su­per­mar­ket dip se­lec­tion is a bit broader than hou­mous, onion hou­mous and, er, spicy hou­mous. The re­vival of Le­van­tine cui­sine has brought baba ganoush back to the fore. This smoky spread of­fers two su­per­foods in one: aubergine, rich in na­sunin, which re­laxes blood ves­sels, and choles­terol-busting tahini.

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