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7. Flavorful Additions: Fats, Herbs, Spices, Chocolate

All of the superfoods we’ve covered so far—fish, beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains, vegetables, and fruits—are even tastier when they’re paired with healthy fats, herbs, and spices. There’s no need to cut out a drizzle of olive oil, a pinch of ginger, a sprinkle of cinnamon, or a dusting of

4. Vegetable Superfoods

Vegetables are excellent sources of nutrients packed into low-calorie bundles. Most vegetables provide about 25 calories per one-half cup cooked or one-cup raw serving, yet they offer a huge nutrition bang for their calorie buck; they contain slowly digested carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and a wealth of phytochemicals that give

3. Whole-Grain Superfoods

Whole grains are a top source of complex, unrefined carbohydrates (carbs) that provide your body with a slowly released, steady supply of energy. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend getting at least half of your grain servings from whole grains, which is three daily servings of whole grains for the

2. Protein-Rich Superfoods

Protein is an essential component of any healthy dietary pattern. Your body uses protein to build, maintain, and repair bones, muscles, and skin, and it’s a key ingredient in hemoglobin, a substance in blood that delivers oxygen throughout your body. Protein also provides the material to make enzymes, hormones, antibodies,

Are Cage-Free Eggs More Nutritious?

Are Cage-Free Eggs More Nutritious?

Eggs are an extremely versatile and useful ingredient for just about any type of recipe, which is why eggs have remained an incredibly popular recipe ingredient and staple in many diets. Eggs add structure, color, leavening, and flavor to baked goods. A large part of what makes the egg such

Brown Rice vs. White Rice: Which One is Healthier for You?

Brown Rice vs. White Rice: Which One is Healthier for You?

September is National Rice Month in the United States, a time to celebrate the harvest of one of our favorite grains. Rice is a grain commonly consumed all over the world. Nearly half of the world’s population consumes rice daily. There are more than 40,000 varieties of rice and it

Natural Food Sources of Vitamin D

Natural Food Sources of Vitamin D

Looking for worthy foods to give you the vitamin D your body needs? Consider these top sources, with a pair of recipes you’ll want to add to your menu.
Vitamin D in Fish
While few foods naturally contain vitamin D, fish is the major exception. The exact amount of vitamin D in

What Are Superfoods?

What Are Superfoods?

You’ve probably heard the term, but exactly what are “superfoods”? Broadly speaking, they’re foods considered to be especially beneficial for our health due to the nutrients and compounds they contain. Superfoods come in many forms, including protein from plant and animal sources, whole grains, vegetables, and fruits.

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