Functional foods, or better known as Super-foods are foods that have been identified to provide optimal nutrition and additional health benefits. They may contain disease fighting phytochemicals, reduce cholesterol, reduce risk of heart disease, prevent cancer, slow down the aging process and other diseases that are occurring more often due to poor lifestyle choices. These foods will also aid you in losing weight more efficiently whilst receiving the proper nutrients your body needs. Luckily this list keeps growing! Look for beans, nuts, seeds, fruits, leafy greens, oily fish like salmon and drink lots of green tea!