Nutrient dense foods to enrich your health and recovery

Ntrient dense food

We regularly make decisions of what foods we will eat to nourish our bodies. Most know what is generally “good” or “bad” food, but is what you’re eating nutrient dense? Nutrient dense foods give you the most nutrients for the fewest amount of calories.

By supplementing or infusing these foods into your diet you will make sure you’re eating foods that carry the greatest amount of nutrients.  

Here are some of the most nutrient dense foods around:

Salmon - Fish like salmon is loaded with beneficial fatty acids, protein, vitamins, and minerals. It is a good idea to eat this kind  omega-3 fatty acid rich fish food weekly.

Seaweed - Most seaweeds contain nutrients such as vitamin A, B1, B2, C, E, K, Calcium and Folate making it an awesome option. It also provides fibre and polysaccharides that can support your gut health and may help you lose weight by delaying hunger.

Kale - Kale is one of the most nutritious foods out there. It’s loaded with minerals, vitamins, fibre and amino acids, as well as important antioxidants that reduce inflammation and limit cancer development.

Broccoli - This green mini tree like vegetable is a great source of protein and dietary fibre. You also get a multitude  of  vitamins including A, C, K, E, B6, Folate, Potassium, and Manganese.

Spirulina - This natural algae powder has more antioxidants than any other food and is loaded with protein and minerals, making it one of the most nutrient-dense food.

Dark Chocolate (Cocoa) - This will be welcome news for many chocoholics! Cacoa beans are so nutrient-dense that scientists haven’t even begun to identify all the benefits in them yet. Make sure you select raw cacoa beans or 50-85% dark chocolate.

Berries - Nutrient-dense fruits like berries are packed with antioxidants, disease fighting nutrients, and fibre. Nothing beats a bowl of berries after quality exercise!

Egg Yolks- Egg yolks are loaded with vitamins, minerals and various powerful nutrients. They also contain high quality protein and healthy fats. Some research suggest that they can help you lose weight too.

Hemp Seeds - If you’re looking for protein, fibre, essential fatty acids, antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins and minerals, look no further then hemp seeds. This easily digestible seed is versatile and easy to incorporate into meals.

Garlic - Garlic is both tasty and extremely healthy. It is high in vitamins C, B1 and B6; Calcium, Potassium, Copper, Manganese, and Selenium plus the bioactive compounds in it have known disease-fighting properties.

Chia - This super seed is loaded with omega fats, protein, and fibre. Chia is so rich in antioxidants that the seeds don’t deteriorate and can be stored for long periods and can be fully absorbed by the body.

Spinach - Pick fresh or frozen spinach rather than canned for antioxidants, protein, and fibre.

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