Try These 9 Super Nutrient-Rich Foods

These are the most nutritious foods on the planet.

Leafy greens are nutrient-dense.

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When you are hungry, reach for the most nutritious foods and your body will thank you. Nutrient-rich foods or superfoods, pack a healthy punch that will fill you up and fuel your body.

Nutrient-dense foods give you the most nutrition per calorie of all the foods you can choose to eat, according to Medical News Today. So instead of reaching for carbs or sweets, try some of these nine healthiest foods on the planet instead.

Salmon & Other Fatty Fish

While all fish is good for you, some are better. Salmon and other fatty fish like herring or sardines contain the most omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids are responsible for keeping your body functioning optimally according to Healthline. Besides fatty acids, salmon also comes with a host of other nutrients. Salmon is an excellent source of protein, and contains vitamins D, B12, magnesium, and potassium.

Enjoy salmon and asparagus for optimal nutrition.

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Seaweed isn’t just for sushi. But you probably don’t know that sea vegetation is even healthier than greens grown on land. Seaweed (kelp is just one of these healthy sea vegetables) is loaded with calcium, magnesium. iron, iodine, and manganese as well as powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. If you don’t like the flavor of seaweed, you can find many vegan products that are made out of this healthy green.

Nori wraps are a popular Japanese food.

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Tree Nuts

ree nuts are especially good for you, according to Medical News Today. Nuts are high in fiber, vitamins E,, K. folate, and thiamine as well as minerals like magnesium and potassium. These little gems also contain antioxidants and healthy fats. The best ones to eat are unsalted almonds, walnuts, and pistachios. Nuts are nature’s perfect snack.

Tree nuts are a nutrition-rich snack..

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Sweet Potato

While many people think of sweet potatoes as a starchy food that isn’t good for you, the opposite is true. Sweet potatoes are chock full of nutrients including vitamins A, B-6, protein, dietary fiber, and are full of antioxidants like beta carotene that help  protect you from chronic diseases.

Sweet potatoes are very healthy for you,

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Legumes – beans, lentils, peas, and peanuts – are high in dietary fiber which is essential for gut health. Legumes are also one of the best forms of plant-based proteins  and are a complex carbohydrate so they do not cause a sugar spike. This healthy food group contains Vitamin B, iron, calcium, magnesium, and antioxidants.

Legumes are a nutrient-dense plant-based protein.

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Quinoa is a fantastic gluten-free and healthy alternative to other grains, reported BBC Food. It is very high in protein – in fact it is a complete protein – and contains nine amino acids. This healthy food comes from the same family as beets, spinach, and chard. Quinoa also contains dietary fiber, calcium, magnesium, and anti-inflammatory compounds.

Quinoa tabbouleh is a healthy salad.

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All berries are very good for you, but blueberries are a superfruit. That’s because blueberries contain at least a small amount of almost every nutrient you need, according to Healthline. Blueberries are full of powerful antioxidants including anthocyanins and other plant compounds.

Blueberries are a superfood.

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Garlic is a fantastic ingredient. Not only does it make your food taste better, it is also very good for you. Garlic is high in Vitamins C, B1, and B6, as well as important minerals including calcium, manganese, and copper. Garlic and other allium vegetables like onions and leeks may help boost your immune system to fight off colds and viruses, helps to lower bad cholesterol, and could reduce the risk of chronic disease.

Garlic adds flavor and nutritional benefits to any food.

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Kale & Leafy Greens

Kale is one of the most nutritious vegetables that you can eat. It’s packed full of vitamins — especially vitamins C, A, B6. and K1 – as well as minerals that include potassium, magnesium, calcium, copper, and manganese. Kale is even better for you than spinach and other leafy greens.

A kale, cranberry, and pumpkin seed salad is a healthy lunch choice.

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