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.


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:


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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