Let’s get FITreal. We all know that vitamin supplements are no substitute for a healthy diet, but nobody’s perfect when it comes to healthful eating. It can be particularly challenging to get the nutrients you need if you’re on a specific food plan or if you avoid animal or dairy products. So, many of us take a daily multivitamin as nutritional insurance. But research suggests that multivitamins may not be all they’re cracked up to be, and with cold season fast approaching I want to give you a guide to very nutrient dense foods that you can add to your meals.
Nutrient-dense foods to incorporate in your diet:
Chard, collard greens, kale, mustard greens, spinach
Mushrooms (crimini and shiitake)
Cantaloupe, papaya, raspberries, strawberries, oranges
Seeds (flax, pumpkin, sesame, and sunflower)
Beans (garbanzo, kidney, pinto), peas
Barley, oats, quinoa, brown rice
Salmon, halibut, cod, scallops, shrimp
Lean beef, venison
Now keep your body running smoothly and fight this seasons flu and cold by incorporating some of these essential nutrients and disease fighting foods in to your diet.