6 Underrated Health Foods Worth Including Into Your Diet

Superfoods: they've become all the rage and are therefore pricey and quickly go out of stock. But are these special foods really worth it? Fortunately, there are other foods out there that offer just as much but often get overlooked. 

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Red Bell Peppers

Bell peppers, or capsicum as some call them, aren’t new to us. It is a good source of vitamins, like vitamin C, and contains more than many fruits that are marketed as being rich in this vitamin. Vitamin C, helps with the production of collagen in our body, keeping your skin and bones youthful.

Eggs

Many people eat eggs on a daily basis, and there’s an ongoing debate on their effect on our cholesterol. But eggs are a rich source of protein, as well as other beneficial ingredients like choline, which helps with different brain functions. 

Seaweed

Seaweeds have long been a staple food in Japan. Seaweed contains iodine, which is essential to thyroid hormone synthesis. There are many types of seaweeds that you can explore, and find out which one best fits your diet!

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Mushrooms

While Americans generally use mushrooms to garnish their plates, the Chinese view them as a major part of their meal for centuries, as they attribute many medicinal powers to them. Scientists have found that mushrooms are linked to compounds that boost our immunity.

Peanuts

Peanuts are a good source of folate, which facilitates brain function. It is also a good source of vitamin E. What’s great about peanuts is that you can have them served in many ways, raw, roasted, and of course, peanut butter!

Ginger

Across Asia, ginger has long been used to treat several ailments. The root contains Gingerol, which promotes the distribution of antioxidants and is anti-inflammatory. Ginger-flavored tea is also effective against dental problems like periodontists and gingivitis.