The Power Of 10: Taking Advantage Of Highly Nutritional Food

With the help of these foods, you can boost the nutritional value of any meal.barley

1. Barley: This grain is hearty, top source of beta-glucan, and contains the same cholesterol lowering fiber found in oats.

2. Baby spinach: Two cups of this leafy green is more than 3 times your recommended dose of vitamin K.

3. Black Beans: The dark hue from plant chemicals that gives black beans their color may also reduce your risk of breast cancer.Bok Choy

4. Bok Choy: In 1 cup cooked, gives more than 50% of your day’s recommended dose of vitamin C.

5. Canned Salmon: Rich in omega 3 and low in mercury is also now available in pouches, making it easy to pack in your two weekly servings of fish!

6. Chia seeds: Getting your omega-3’s has never been easier, containing 5,000mg of alpha-linolenic acid.Chia Seeds

7. Citrus: Contains cancer fighting flavonoids that lower your odds of lung, stomach, colon and breast cancers.

8. Kefir: Providing 40% of your day’s energizing riboflavin and vitamin B12, this dairy drink also contains probiotics to support gut health.

9. Low-sodium vegetable juice: During busy times during the week, this super juice is packed with vitamin C, potassium, vitamin A, beta-carotene, lycopene and fiber.

10. Tomato sauce: The easiest source of lycopene for America, and antioxidant that helps protect your skin from sun damage and may also fight cancer.

Most of these foods are found at your local grocery store.  Remember, there are always simple easy ways to improve the nutritional value of daily foods you consume.

Your challenge: Incorporate two of these foods into your weekly meal routine.Citrus

Na Zdraví (to your health)

Kim Drochak, Dietary Clinician

MediLodge of Milford


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One response to this post.

  1. I love this list it is a great way to add a variety of fresh vegetables that can help you live longer


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