Prevention magazine has come up with a list of 5 foods that nutritionists believe should be included in the daily diet. Below, I list each food from the list and the micronutrient benefits for each. If you are curious as to the benefit of a particular micronutrient, I have linked each to the World’s Healthiest Food website. The World’s Healthiest Food is an amazing source for information on super healthy food, nutrients and how they affect the body.

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Sardines: They are incredibly healthy. According to the World’s Healthiest Food website, they pack a micronutrient punch:

Hemp Seeds: They are considered a superfood. Containing all 9 essential amino acids, they are a complete protein. According to Pure Healing Foods, they are a powerhouse for omega fats, containing 35% omega  fats, as well as:

Chickpeas (AKA: Garbanzo beans): According to The World’s Healthiest Foods, garbanzo beans are very high in fiber, containing 12.5 grams per serving. This is 50% of the RDA for fiber. Other benefits include a unique supply of essential micronutrients:

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Cottage Cheese: I agree that this is a healthy food, however, it doesn’t pack the same micronutrient punch as the others on the list.  Make sure to buy organic, grass-fed versions. Nutritional benefits of organic grass-fed cottage cheese include:

Quinoa: This seed is a wonderful alternative to rice. It contains all 9 essential amino acids and is considered a complete protein. Here are some other benefits, according to the World’s Healthiest Food:

Source: 5 High-Protein Foods Nutritionists Want You To Eat More Of | Prevention

 

 

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