When I first began my transition to a healthier lifestyle, I needed to know which foods had the most vitamins and nutrients with the least amount of calories and fat content.
I always knew veggies and fruit were important but I did not know how they affected my body.
Incorporating nutrient dense foods into your diet; one containing fruits, vegetables and whole grains help meet your daily vitamin needs. Here is a list I have compiled of the most nutrient dense foods and where you can find them.
Needed for good eyesight and normal functioning of the immune system. Found in: Carrots, Leafy Greens (Kale, Chard, Collards, Mustards, Spinach), Squash, Sweet Potato, Peppers, Romaine Lettuce.
Vital for a healthy nervous system. Helps the body break down protein and stored sugar. Found in: Chicken, Eggs, Fish, Seeds, Spinach
Needed for keeping the body’s nerves and cells healthy. Found in: Beef, Chicken, Salmon, Shellfish, Soybeans, Turkey
Helps promote a healthy immune system. Found in: Berries, Broccoli, Citrus Fruits, Guava, Spinach, Potatoes, Peppers, Tomato.