Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Best of the Best

 We all know to maintain a healthy lifestyle we need to eat more fruits, vegetables and grains.  But which ones are the healthiest, the best of the best?  Nutrition Action Health Letter has compiled a factbook that calculates a score for many foods by adding up its percentage of the recommended daily intake for five nutrients plus fiber and carotenoids. These scores can help you choose superstars at every meal!  Top fruits include guava, watermelon, kiwi, papaya and grapefruit; vegetables include kale, spinach, collard greens and Swiss chard; best beans are soybeans, pinto beans, chickpeas and lentils and top grains are quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, bulgur and barley.

Try this Mighty Bowl of Goodness recipe that includes some of these healthy foods -- click here!
OR
Try this Vegetable Barley Soup -- click here!

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