What’s the best part about them? These guys are popping up in all the best restaurants in the South, giving you the chance to eat healthy and enjoy great taste. The days of cutting back are gone. Who needs diets when you have – da da da daaa – Superfoods!

Even though they have high water content, cucumbers contain a number of necessary vitamins and minerals. This super food is super because it also exerts anti-inflammatory properties. Instead of putting them over your eyes, try eating a few.

Cucumbers are featured in the Hyatt Vu Juice of the Day. The Juice Smoothie contains cucumber, lemon, pears, fresh mint and baby spinach and is a perfect pick-me-up for those days you feel you’re dragging.

The trendiest superfood in the lineup, kale doesn’t fall short of its popularity. Kale contains a type of phytonutrient that appears to lessen the occurrence of a wide variety of cancers, including breast and ovarian cancers. Sign us up!

Belford’s Savannah is famous for their seafood and steaks, but their salads are to die for as well. The Baby Kale Salad features spiced walnuts, dried figs, red onion, green apples and blue cheese dressing, and is a superfood powerhouse.

Sweet Potatoes
That dark orange color is no accident! Leading the pack in vitamin A content, this colorful superfood should be a staple in your diet (without the marshmallows).

Local 11ten is widely known for their fresh, healthy ingredients. Their duck breast entree features two of our superfoods. The seared duck breast is dusted with cocoa, served with turnip, sunchoke, cherry, sweet potato and kale in a grape-olive emulsion.

“Sweet potatoes are probably my favorite superfood,” said Brandy E. Williamson, Executive Chef at Daniel Reed Hospitality, “One medium sized sweet potato contains over 200% of the recommended Vitamin A and over 50% of Vitamin C. Sweet potatoes are also versatile … without going into the Forrest Gump list of all the ways you can prepare then … there are a lot of preparations!”

Find more superfoods in this month’s issue of South!

Story by Sandra Montalvo
Photography by Katie Blohm