12 Superfoods You Need to Know

You may not have even heard of some of these foods
Try incorporating these foods into your diet.

Every day we are faced with a choice of what foods to use to fuel our bodies. Although seemingly satisfying at the time, junk food and fast food are not the best options to give us energy and sustain our bodies. It’s often difficult to choose the right kinds of food during a hectic day, but it’s important to try to incorporate healthy choices. Eating a good diet (filled with a few of these superfoods) can benefit your health and fuel your body for a busy day.

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Healthy lifestyle expert and author Kimberly Daly shares with us her top picks for superfoods that you should be eating. Daly says that "ditching pre-packaged, processed foods for whole options is the ticket to a healthier, happier you." She tells us that "loading your plate with new foods introduces you to different essential vitamins and minerals and makes mealtime a lot more fun."[slideshow:

The uncommon superfoods on this list are easily accessible and can be found in local grocery stores or health food stores. Try incorporating some of these ingredients into your diet to fuel your body the right way. Eating these foods will lead you to becoming healthier and happier with each bite. 

Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.

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