6 Surprising Super Foods

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Do you feel like you can't get all of your vitamins and minerals into your diet without overeating? Here are a few super foods that will help.

Calcium: Poppy seeds

Cheese and milk aren't the only calcium-rich foods. One tablespoon of poppy seeds contains 13 percent of your recommended daily calcium requirement. These delicious little seeds can perk up your yogurt, and are delicious with strawberries. Are you getting enough calcium?

From <i>Magic Foods</i>
Omega 3: Mayonnaise
Yes, mayonnaise is naturally rich in omega 3 fatty acids. The recipe below will give you two healthy doses with the addition of canned salmon.

Recipe to try: Salmon Sandwiches With Wasabi Mayonnaise

From <i>Cooking Smart for a Healthy Heart </i>
Vitamin D: Canned salmon
A three-ounce serving of canned salmon will give you 133 percent of your daily allowance of this essential vitamin. Use it as you would canned tuna.

Recipe to try: Salmon Cakes With Creamy Tomato Sauce

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From <i>Vegetables for Vitality</i>
Vitamins C and A: Red pepper
One large red pepper provides more than 300 percent of your daily need for Vitamin C and 100 percent for Vitamin A.

Recipe to try: Couscous Stuffed Peppers

B12 and Zinc: Oysters
A half-dozen oysters contains 272 percent of your daily B12 needs, and 500 percent of your zinc requirements. Pop some oysters when you feel an illness coming on.

Sources: nutritiondata.com, hellmanns.us

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