We’ve all heard of Greek yogurt and flaxseed, but the superfoods below are not as well known. Some of them are packed with antioxidants, and others can boost your energy.

1. Kamut

This whole grain has almost two times the nutrients of wheat. It’s packed with protein, about 10 grams per serving. It also has tons of potassium, zinc and antioxidants. Soak it overnight, add some more water and simmer until tender. Add to a salad, or add a little salt and eat plain.

2. Nutritional Yeast

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This yeast is deactivated, so it doesn’t rise like classic yeast. It’s considered a complete protein plus is loaded with vitamin B12. Since it has a cheesy flavor, sprinkle a little on a salad or popcorn.

3. Kefir

This fermented dairy drink is full of probiotics and may enhance the immune system, help with digestion and lower cholesterol. It also contains vitamin D and calcium. Add to a smoothie or drink plain.

4. Hemp

We’ve heard of chia and flaxseeds, but hemp is less well known. Hemp seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Plus, hemp is a complete protein, which makes it a good option for vegetarians or vegans. Add some to your oatmeal or smoothie.

5. Black Garlic

Black garlic is aged and fermented, so it tastes a little less pungent than classic garlic. Plus it contains almost twice the antioxidants. Add to pasta dishes or soups to add a bit of sweetness. [divider_1px]

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