Supercharge your health with these nutrient-dense foods

These foods pack a great amount and variety of nutrients

Stars Insider

16/10/19 | StarsInsider

HEALTH Food

Eating a healthy diet and making sure we consume all the right nutrients can be challenging.

We all have busy lives and sometimes our health suffers the consequences. We like to think that we give particular attention to what we eat, but many of us end up skipping meals, eating snacks on the go, and making poor choices in our diets.

It’s common for many people to just grab whatever food is available, without even questioning whether it’s the right choice. Sure, we’re all guilty of this.

We’ve all heard, numerous times, how important it is to have a balanced and varied diet, but what many of us don’t know is that there are foods that will make it easier to accomplish this feat. Some foods really do give you more bang for your buck—they’re called nutrient-dense foods.

These nutrient-dense foods essentially have a high nutrient content for the number of calories that they have. Eating these foods is a great way to maximize our nutrient intake without sacrificing caloric intake. They typically include both macronutrients (i.e. protein, carbs, fat) and micronutrients (i.e. vitamins and minerals). This means that, by eating these nutrient-dense foods, you won’t have to consume large amounts of foods to compensate for any nutrient deficiencies you might have.

In this gallery you’ll find a selection of nutrient-dense foods that you can add to your diet. There is a bit of everything, from mains, to sides, to snacks. The important thing is that all these foods are very rich nutritionally in comparison to their caloric value.

Click through the gallery and start eating better, more nutritious, foods today.

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