Index to more 10
... for Super Foods You Should Eat
- Oranges. Great-tasting and rich in vitamin C, folic
acid, and fiber.
- Whole-Grain Bread. It's higher in fiber and in about a
dozen vitamins and minerals than enriched white bread or "wheat" bread.
- Cantaloupe. A quarter of a delicious melon supplies
almost as much vitamin A and C as most people need in a day.
- Broccoli. Lots of vitamin C, carotenoids, and folic
- Sweet Potatoes. A nutritional All-Star- one of the
most nutritious vegetables you can eat. They're loaded with carotenoids, vitamin C,
potassium, and fiber.
- Watermelon. Excellent source of vitamin C and
carotenoids- and it tastes great!
- Beans. Inexpensive, low in fat, and rich in protein,
iron, folic acid, and fiber. Choose garbanzo, pinto, black, Navy, kidney or
- Fat-free (Skim) or Low-Fat 1% Milk (but not 2%).
Excellent course of calcium, vitamins, and protein, with little or no artery-clogging fat
- Oatmeal. Plain, old-fashioned whole-grain oatmeal is
inexpensive and has no added sugar or added fat.
- Spinach and Kale. Loaded with vitamin C, carotenoids,
calcium, and fiber.
See companion piece: Ten Sneaky Commandments for Foods You Should Never
(Note:) Extracted from the Center For Science in the
Public Interest. This
organization publishes the Nutrition Action Newsletter with recommendations for foods like the above.