There’s only so much you can eat in a day before your calorie intake exceeds your output, and you start gaining weight. That’s why it makes sense that what you do eat is as full of nutrients as possible. These are some of the most nutrient-rich foods on the planet.
We all know that leafy greens are an essential part of a healthy diet, but kale has got to be the king of the leafy greens. It’s packed with vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, potassium, calcium, manganese, copper, and magnesium. It is also full of bioactive compounds that have been shown to fight cancer in laboratory studies with animals.
Garlic is incredible food, not just because it tastes so good, but because it’s so nutritious. It contains allicin, a compound that reduces both blood pressure and ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol while raising ‘good’ HDL cholesterol. This should have a positive effect on cardiovascular health. It’s also high in selenium, copper, potassium, calcium, manganese, and vitamins C, B1, and B6. It also fights cancer, especially of the stomach and colon, and kills bacteria and fungi.
Blueberries are really top of the pops when it comes to nutritional fruits. They’re full of antioxidants which fight inflammation and cancer, as well as various other compounds that protect the brain. One scientific study discovered that blueberries improve memory in older adults, while another found that they lowered blood pressure and LDL cholesterol in obese men and women.