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Three nutrient dense foods to add to your diet

Getting complete nutrition into your diet can be difficult. There is no such thing as a food that has everything in it that you need. And sometimes it may seem that in order to achieve complete nutrition, you need to eat thousands of calories – way more food than you want or need. It’s one of the reasons that people turn to multivitamins and supplements. 

One way to help you get more from your food is to seek out nutrient dense foods. They’re also often called superfoods, and adding them to your diet can help you achieve better health and nutrition without supplementation.

Dark Leafy Greens

You might be tired of hearing about, and eating, kale. However, it belongs in this category of superfoods. If kale is so last year, try collards, spinach, dandelion greens and arugula. Really, any dark leafy greens are great and you can’t eat too much of them. They’re high in minerals like calcium. They also have protein, antioxidants, and folate. Try greens in a salad, in a smoothie, and even sautéed and served as a side.

Beans

Beans are wonderful because there are so many different types of beans that you may never get tired of them. They have an abundance of fiber and are high in protein. They are also a good source of nutrients that can be difficult to obtain from other foods – including copper, manganese, phosphorus, iron, vitamin B, magnesium, potassium, and iron.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are one of the healthiest vegetables that you can eat. They’re delicious baked, sautéed, or even diced up and tossed into a stir fry or soup. They’re extremely high in vitamin A as well as a good source of vitamin C, manganese, copper, and different types of vitamin B.

We’ve highlighted these three foods because they’re foods that people often don’t include in their diet. When was the last time you ate a sweet potato, for example? Both sweet potatoes and beans are quite versatile and you can always find a way to get your days’ worth of dark leafy greens.

If you’re looking for a way to naturally add more nutrition to your diet, these three foods need to be part of your plan.

Next time we’ll take a look at one of the biggest challenges to complete nutrition without supplementation. We’re talking about vitamin D.

To better health,

Joe Golson

Healthy Lifestyle Magazine