As a Registered Dietitian I find that my counseling often emphasizes adding vegetables and fruits in. Although it sounds simpler that it is, the truth is that it is easier for us to eliminate the bad by utilizing the good. This leads to satisfying and nutritious meals. Not to mention, a pattern of intake that our bodies were meant to experience.
Take a look at all of the wonderful nutrients you can get from the following foods. Use this 'Blue Ribbon' produce in as many meals as possible!
Top Vegetables for Various Nutrients:
Vitamin A - Pumpkin, Collard Greens, Sweet Potato, Kale, Carrots
Vitamin C - Red Pepper, Oranges, Strawberries, Grapefruit, Kiwi, Broccoli
Vitamin K - Kale, Swiss Chard, Spinach, Collard Greens, Broccoli, Green Cabbage
Vitamins B1 and B2 - Peas, Spinach, Mushrooms
Vitamin B6 - Prunes, Banana, Sweet Red Pepper, Baked Potato, Spinach, Zucchini
Folate - Asparagus, Spinach, Cauliflower, Endive
Potassium - Baked Potato, Kale, Avocado, Sweet Potato, Cantaloupe, Bananas, Tomato, Cabbage
Phosphorus - Green Peas, Corn, Baked Potato, Broccoli
Magnesium - Spinach, Banana, Arugula, Pineapple, Swiss Chard
Manganese - Pineapple, Spinach, Blackberries, Strawberries, Peas