What are Superfoods?

What are Superfoods? - Troomy Nootropics

No, unfortunately superfoods don't have capes. 

This term actually refers to foods that are absolute game-changers in terms of keeping your body healthy, raising your energy, and easing your ability to focus. Superfoods create these benefits with highly-concentrated vitamins, antioxidants, and more. Additionally, you can avoid loading up on calories while still getting those major benefits fast.

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What Makes a Food “Super?”

There isn’t some magic metric that the food has to hit to be super. Simply put, if the food can meet a ton of nutritional criteria in your diet in limited quantities, then it’s a superfood. You probably already have a strong variety in your daily routine today.

Superfoods You’re Already Familiar With

  • Wheat Grass- These will pop up in smoothie shops often, and are popular supplements for getting routine health benefits.
  • Tea- With heavy antioxidant quantities and natural benefits, teas are great replacements for coffee in your diet. On top of not yellowing your teeth as fast and being healthy and natural, tea offers nutrients you can’t get in most caffeinated beverages. Still, drink in moderation. 
  • Soy- This was popularized more so as an alternative to dairy products, but it offers a ton of nutrients in its own right.
  • Mushrooms- We’ve only scratched the surface with the benefits of mushrooms. These have over 14,000 varieties today, with many having only minimal information on the benefits. Expect to see more and more of these on the rise, particularly in nootropics.
  • Berries- Berries have high ease of access and are tasty additions to any diet. Keep your daily nutrition steady with a strong helping of berries.
  • Garlic- More than just an accent to your meals, but a great combatant of bacteria and infections, keeping your body safe.
  • Barley- Barley’s another ground foundation fiber for minimizing heart risk, cancer, and more.

Along with this set of some of the most common superfoods you’re already familiar with, there are a ton more that you’ve probably never explored or even heard of. 

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Can Superfoods Replace Vitamins?

Technically, you can get all the nutrients you need from superfoods combined with a steady diet. But superfoods alone will not give you the nutrients you need. If you’re taking vitamins out of deficiency or for a medical condition, superfoods shouldn’t come in and replace that part of your routine for you. Ask your doctor about the impact of what shaping up your diet around superfoods could do for you, and how those nutrients could be filled.

How Can I Put Superfoods In My Diet Fast?


Shake kicks are always fun. They’re easy to drink, take little-to-no prep time, and are completely customizable. Find the perfect pairing of superfoods and flavorful fruits/veggies to create the shake you can have daily. 

Although, you should be mindful of allergies before you start using shakes. Shakes often leave space for users to just vitamin/mineral dump into a blender with little care as to how the ingredients can affect you individually. Carefully construct your ingredient combinations, and keep yourself safe.

Supplements and Gummies

Supplements are another route where you can get highly-concentrated superfoods without any prep time as well. These are compacted into tight powders, gummies, and more. Depending on what you’re looking for in results, you can find the perfect pairing without changing your diet up much, aside from minding your calorie and vitamin intake.

Which Supplements are Best for Me?

First, you should assess what your goals are for adding superfoods and supplements to your diet. Consider if you are aiming for a bit more energy and stamina through the day, or maybe hyper focus and more vigorous mental preparation.

Diet Adjustments

Second, adjusting your diet is a good idea as well. Simply adding X amount of particular vitamins isn’t going to help you immediately. If you overload your body with a particular vitamin or supplement, you can end up putting it at risk of getting sick or having a negative reaction. Carefully consider how you’re changing your diet to suit the superfood additions to your diet. You can do so by checking in on your calorie intake, which vitamins you’re getting, and more.

If you have the time, setting up a profile on an app for tracking all these benefits and what you’re eating might be a good place to start. Having visuals in front of you and a consistent reminder makes the process a lot easier. Additionally, then you can see where having supplements might be good to introduce.

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Gummy Nootropics and Supplements

For the most part, these never have any prep time, so they’ll generally be simple additions. However, the flavor is a whole different story. For example, some mushrooms can be highly effective nutrients in your diet, but taste extremely bitter and are generally avoided in culinary use. The best route to get them into your diet quickly is through tasty gummies. 

Gummies are a simple solution that allows you to get those nutrients in seconds, without all that prep time for cooking or worrying about the shelf life of mushrooms like Cordyceps or Lion's Mane (pictured above). Luckily, we've got a really strong lineup of fruity blends we’ve strategically crafted that could pack a punch in your focus, memory, energy throughout the day, and more! 

Getting Started with Troomy Nootropics Today!

For all-natural, high-quality gummy nootropics to add to your daily routine, check out Troomy Nootropics here! Take the first step forward in finding superfood supplement results and unlocking your “True Me” through mushroom gummy solutions!

Alex Heining

About the Author

Alex Heining is a major supporter and activist of mushroom-powered wellness, and has been a leader on our Troomy Nootropics team since day one. As a graduate from the University of Oregon and marketer in the Los Angeles area, he constantly aims to increase activity and acquire more knowledge on ever-changing innovations in the fungi industry today.

Over our first year as a company, he’s combined his efforts with our top blending strategists to inform the Troomy community on developments in mushroom-powered wellness, while developing delicious, functionally-powerful gummies for daily use. Whether he’s in the weightroom, studying new extraction methods, or working on some new songs, he’ll always be ready to talk your ear off about different ways you can find your “True Me” with Troomy.


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