We’re back with some more of the most nutrient-dense foods around. This time let’s look at the ones that start with C and go through the letter K:
💠 Carrots - They’re crunchy and a great source of vitamin A (in the form of beta carotene) and a good source of B vitamins, vitamin K, fiber, and potassium. There are also several helpful plant compounds such as lutein and lycopene in carrots.
💠Celery - This unique vegetable is packed with 12 different antioxidants as well as vitamins C, A, K and minerals like iron, magnesium, and potassium.
💠 Chia Seeds - These tiny but mighty seeds are stuffed with 11 grams of fiber and good amounts of calcium, manganese, omega-3s, and even some protein in a single ounce.
💠 Cruciferous Vegetables - Included in this category are broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and brussel sprouts. They’re low in calories but high in things like vitamins C, E, and K and their phytonutrients can help relieve inflammation.
💠 Garlic - The active compound in garlic, allicin, has been shown to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. It also contains high amounts of vitamins B1, B6, and C as well as calcium, copper, manganese, and potassium.
💠 Green Beans - You might not suspect it, but green beans are rich in many vitamins and nutrients such as calcium, iron, magnesium, folate, and vitamins C and A. Their combo of zero cholesterol, low sodium, and high fiber make them heart healthy.
💠 Kale - Their leafy goodness is loaded with vitamins A, B6, C, and K1 as well as potassium, magnesium, copper, calcium, and several antioxidants.