Colorful Foods: The Benefits of Eating the Rainbow

Nature has an ingenious way of highlighting the nutrients in plants: each color signifies different nutrients that are beneficial to our bodies. By eating an array of colorful fruits and vegetables, you can provide your body with everything it needs. Here we explore the benefits of a varied, colorful diet.

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6 Foods With Surprisingly High Amounts of Salt

There are public health organizations for almost every nutrient in the grocery store these days, it seems. One such group is the Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH), which is concerned with getting British residents’ salt intake under control. Currently, the average person takes in 8 grams of salt a day, which is one third more than the daily recommended amount of 6 grams (approx. 1 teaspoon, or 0.2 ounces).

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Watercress, Where Have You Been All Of Our Lives?

What do you think about watercress? If you are like many people, probably not much, and that’s too bad. Watercress is a powerhouse of nutrients and is actually the number one produce pick for nutrient density by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A food’s nutrient density is determined by measuring the item’s vitamin, mineral, and phytonutrient content in relation to its caloric content.

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