The Periodic Table of Everyday Superfoods

Definition: Superfood (n): a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.

Interpretation Guide

Superfood Terms to Know

ORAC (Oxygen radical absorbance capacity) value

Antioxidant capacity measurement developed by the National Institutes on Aging at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


Molecules found in our bodies and food that inhibit cell damage and death by caused by free radicals and oxidation by giving electrons to the free radicals’ unpaired electrons, disabling their unruly behavior.


Occurs naturally 24 hours a day throughout your body as your cells, tissues, and organ systems work together to conduct routine biological processes.

Free radicals

As cool as they sound, free radicals are a dangerous byproduct of the natural oxidation process, causing chain reactions in the body that damage cells.

Helpful Superfood Hints

1) Skip the pesticides: Whenever possible, choose organic, local produce.

2) Snack raw: Raw fruits and veggies generally retain more of their nutrients. Tomatoes are an exception, as cooking increases their cancer-fighting antioxidant lycopene.

3) Don’t stress: Superfoods are meant to be simple. Go for wholesome, unprocessed, and colorful foods for optimal health.- - -Brought to you by Harmonic Innerprizes |