(NaturalPath) Everyone wants to eat tasty, nutritious food. They also want to make sure they are keeping a healthy weight, while getting all the nutrients they are supposed to. The way to fix that is to consume foods with the lowest calorie content, but that are packed full of vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, fiber and protein. Here are some examples of some of the best things you can eat.
Holding only 200 calories per cup with some types, this wonderful food is rich in folate, vitamin B1 or thiamine, magnesium, molybdenum, soluble fiber, iron and potassium. You can add beans to a whole lot of foods and get some great benefits.
This meat sure packs a punch as in only 137 calories per 3 ounces it is rich in iron, vitamin A, biotin, choline, vitamin B12, vitamin B3 or niacin, vitamin B6, chromium, copper and phosphorus. It may not look too appetizing, but you’d be getting a densely full meat.
This fish is always heralded as a superfood – and for good reason. Salmon has only 157 calories per 3 ounces. But in that low-calorie package holds biotin, vitamin B12, vitamin B3 or niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin D, potassium, omega-3 fatty acids and choline. If you like the taste of salmon you have yourself a great nutrient-rich meal!
With only 150 calories per half cup, these nutrient-packed beans have vitamin B1 and B2, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, insoluble and soluble fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, polyunsaturated fats and protein. This is a great food for those who choose not to eat meat to get their nutrients into their body.
With only 14 calories per two cups of this vegetable it still has a lot of nutrients. Spinach is rich in folate, vitamin D, vitamin K, calcium, iron, magnesium and manganese.
Razi Berry, Founder and Publisher of Naturopathic Doctor News & Review (ndnr.com) and NaturalPath (thenatpath.com), has spent the last decade as a natural medicine advocate and marketing whiz. She has galvanized and supported the naturopathic community, bringing a higher quality of healthcare to millions of North Americans through her publications. A self-proclaimed health-food junkie and mother of two; she loves all things nature, is obsessed with organic gardening, growing fruit trees (not easy in Phoenix), laughing until she snorts, and homeschooling. She is a little bit crunchy and yes, that is her real name.