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First off, the term isn’t actually federally regulated. Generally speaking — and perhaps a less sexy way to phrase it — a superfood describes a nutritionally dense wonder from Mother Nature that boasts plenty of nutrients. These can include antioxidants, phytochemicals, healthy fats, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and fiber. When you snack on these gems or add them to your recipes, you’re helping your body fight against diseases and build your overall immune system, celebrity chef Serena Poon tells LIVESTRONG.com.