The Tastiest Way to Get Your Nutrients? From These Delicious Foods

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Nutrient-filled food
Supplements may seem like the easiest way to get all the vitamins you need, but what about when you get your nutrients from actual food? While supplements are helpful for some people, like pregnant women and older adults, whole foods contain a complex blend of nutrients, fiber, antioxidants and more that work together to boost your health. And c
  • Kale: Kale is a nutritional powerhouse, containing high levels of vitamins A, C and K1, calcium, fiber and antioxidants. It is great for helping lower cholesterol and contains cancer-fighting nutrients. How about giving this quick and simple kale salad or baked kale chips a try?
  • Broccoli: Broccoli is a great source of vitamins A and C, which can boost your vision and immune system, as well as phytonutrients which reduce your risk of developing certain cancers. It’s also a great source of folate, which is especially beneficial for pregnant women. Grab those ham leftovers and try this yummy (and healthy) broccoli, ham and cheese quiche.
As always, be sure to consult with your doctor before changing medications, including vitamins and supplements.
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