It’s hard to turn on the TV without hearing about the best new superfood. At any moment, a food we commonly see at the grocery store will suddenly become the new hip healthy eat. We have seen it happen recently with salmon, kale, chia seeds, coconut oil, and apple cider vinegar, just to name a few. Yet in our quest to find the best eats to boost our health, we’ve completely forgotten about a handful of nutrient-packed superfoods that once graced our kitchens.
In addition to keeping you feeling good, adding these ingredients back into your diet can help shake up your meals. And since demand is a lot lower for these foods than today’s trendy eats, you’ll also leave the grocery store with a fatter wallet. Here are 10 superfoods that don’t get as much love anymore — add them back into your diet ASAP!
Winter gourds like acorn and butternut squash get most of the love these days, but the humble zucchini deserves just as much attention. Terry Walters, a chef, nutritionist, and author of Clean Food, tells Epicurious she loves this squash for its high levels of fiber, vitamin C, and magnesium. It’s also a stellar choice for anyone looking to shave off a few pounds, because an entire cup weighs in at just 21 calories. Try grilling it or shaving the raw squash into ribbons for a fun salad.