Getting enough nutrients through diet is challenging as we age. Our bodies don't absorb nutrients as well as they once did, yet we tend to need fewer calories and eat less. So it's important to make the most out of the foods we do eat.
Here are top 10 most nutrient dense foods .
Dark leafy greens
Vitamins A, C, and K, folate, manganese, magnesium, calcium, fiber.
Vitamins C and K, folate, protein, potassium.
Antioxidants, flavonoids, potassium, fiber, calcium.
Vitamins A, B, and C, potassium, iron, folic acid, phosphorus, carotenoids, fiber.
Protein, fiber, folate, iron, manganese, magnesium.
Iron, fiber, protein, folate, manganese, magnesium.
Vitamins B1, B5, and E, manganese, magnesium, selenium, phosphorus, folate.
Lignans (phytoestrogens), fiber, omega-3s, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)
Fiber, protein, calcium, iron.
Protein, calcium, lysine, iron, magnesium, vitamin E, potassium, phosphorus, fiber.
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