30 Healthiest Foods

The healthiest foods.

Real Simple polled the nation’s top dieticians and nutritionists to ask them which foods are a must-eat for a healthy diet. Most of the foods on the list are well-known–such as broccoli, beans, and wild salmon–but there are a few that may not have made it into your shopping cart yet. Some of the more unique foods that pack a nutritional punch are:

1. Quinoa is a complete protein and contains all nine essential amino acids. (Sweet potatoes are on the list of healthy foods, too!)

2. Bulgur is fiber-filled and can be made into a sweet or savory dish.

3. Sardines are a great source of protein, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids.

4. Kale is a versatile leafy green that is loaded with calcium, beta-carotene, and vitamin C.

5. Chard is another leafy green that will give your body a boost of calcium and fiber.

Find out the other 25 foods you should be eating.

Source: RealSimple.com

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