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Getting the inside scoop on what the smartest eaters eat is revealing. And then there are those you don’t expect: “Chia seeds are my go-to food—not only are they super versatile, they can be used on top of yogurt, oatmeal, smoothies, or even made into a pudding. They’re loaded with protein, fiber, and healthy fats making them the trifecta of nutrition. These three components make them very filling and satisfying and help to make a quick plain snack on the go, like grabbing a yogurt, a whole lot better.” – Brooke Alpert, MS, RD, CDN, and founder of B Nutritious. Check out some more vitamin-packed foods health experts favor.
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“I love the SunGold variety (yellow inside) of the kiwi. Kiwifruit is one of the most nutritious fruits with the richest combination of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.” Research suggests kiwis are a potent superfruit: “A serving of SunGold provides as much potassium as a medium banana and three times more vitamin C than an orange. Vitamin C is so important because it helps support immune function and collagen production for healthy skin. It also has as much fiber as one cup of oatmeal, as much as a cup of Brussels sprouts and as much as an ounce of almonds, plus it has a low Glycemic Index and is full of water and therefore hydrating and nourishing.” – Rebecca Scritchfield, RDN, author of Body Kindness. Here are some more foods that help support immune function.