Foods You're Not Eating, But Should Be!
By Sara Butler
You’re probably familiar with a few of the nutritional powerhouses out there – they’re probably a part of your diet. Almonds, broccoli, salmon, and kale are great for you, but if you’re looking to branch out your healthy eating repertoire, then you need to include a few of these super healthy foods.
Cauliflower is broccoli’s cruciferous cousin, and it’s just as good for you. It’s a great source of fiber and Vitamin C. It also happens to contain a natural chemical that may help to fight cancer called sulforaphane. So, don’t shut out the cauliflower – it’s a great addition to your plate.
Sardines may be small, but they are mighty. They’re full of healthy omega-3 fatty acids and are high in Vitamin B12. They also happen to be a super source for calcium and Vitamin D – both essential for bone health.
Tempeh tends to live in tofu’s shadow. It’s made from soybeans, just like tofu, which makes it a great source of protein. But, it also has calcium and potassium to help keep you healthy. It’s a different texture than tofu too, which makes it a great to use in different ways.
Beets are one of the unsung heroes of the vegetable world. When you cook them they become soft and sweet, and they’re high in antioxidants too. Their juice also happens to contain nitrates (the good kind) that help to increase blood flow to your brain and lower your blood pressure. So go ahead and try some beets on your plate!
Artichokes are really versatile. You can bake them, grill them, eat the leaves, or eat the heart of it. You can eat a whole artichoke for only about 60 calories, and they’re high in fiber so they’ll fill you right up.
Prunes aren’t just for the elderly! They’re a great source of antioxidants and have enough fiber to keep your digestion regular. They also happen to be low in calories, with a quarter-cup adding up to about 100 calories. Plus, they can be used in a variety of ways. You can add them to a smoothie, eat them whole, bake them into your favorite baked goods or throw them in a stew. With prunes, the sky is the limit!
The lesson to take away from this is that you need to branch out when it comes to trying new things!
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