Picking up where we left off last time with the most nutrient-dense foods, let’s look at those that start with L and go through P:
💠 Lentils - Ranging in color from yellow and red to green or brown, lentils are packed with B vitamins, magnesium, zinc, and potassium. A one cup serving will also provide 18g of protein as well as 37% of your daily iron needs.
💠Mushrooms - Not only are they free of fat and cholesterol, mushrooms are also low in sodium and calories. Their health benefits include fiber, antioxidants, B vitamins, copper, and potassium.
💠 Oats - Oats are among the healthiest grains of all and a good source of carbs, fiber, and are higher in protein than most grains at 13g in a half cup serving. You’ll also get 191% of your manganese, 41% of your phosphorus, 34% magnesium, 20% iron, and 39% vitamin B1.
💠 Onions - Belonging to the unique group of plants known as alliums, onions are particularly high in vitamins C and B and a good source of potassium and antioxidants.
💠 Peas - One cup of peas offers up 8g of protein as well as 8g of fiber. They’re also rich in copper, manganese, phosphorus, B vitamins, and in vitamins A, K1, and C. They even contain several different types of phytochemicals that can help with everything from eye health to blood sugar regulation.
💠 Pomegranates - The small pink seeds of the pomegranate yield good amounts of fiber, vitamins C and K, potassium, antioxidants, and even some calcium and protein.
💠 Potatoes - Don’t let the carbs scare you away - potatoes have lots more than that to offer such as 30% if your daily vitamin C. They also provide potassium, vitamins B and K, iron, magnesium, zinc, copper, and manganese.
💠 Pumpkin - This bright Fall favorite provides vitamins A, B, and C, copper, fiber, folate, and manganese. Additionally, the calcium, potassium, and magnesium it offers can help with heart health and blood pressure levels.