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5 power foods that taste good

Can nutrient-rich power foods be delicious as well?  Here are 5 tasty foods that are also very nutritious.

Blueberries: are rich in antioxidants and have potential benefits to the brain and nervous system.  There is good evidence that they can help improve memory and slow down the onset of cognitive problems frequently associated with aging.  They can also help regulate blood sugar levels. Who doesn’t like blueberries?

Apples: the phytonutrients in apples can help you regulate your blood sugar.  They are considered a good source of fiber and have fat-lowering effects.  Apples’ strong antioxidant benefits are also related to their ability to lower risk of asthma in numerous studies, and their ability to lower risk of lung cancer.

Chicken: especially pasture-raised.  One 115 gram serving of pasture-raised chicken breast provides about 35 grams of protein, or 70% of the Daily Value (DV). Included in this excellent protein content are plentiful amounts of sulfur-containing amino acids like cysteine and methionine, as well as branched chain amino acids (leucine, isoleucine, and valine) that are important for support of cardiac and skeletal muscle. All B vitamins are present in chicken meat, including B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, folate, biotin, and choline.

Eggs: They are a source of high-quality protein and provide a complete range of amino acids, including branched chain amino acids (leucine, isoleucine, valine), sulfur-containing amino acids (methionine, cysteine), lysine, tryptophan, and all other essential amino acids. All B vitamins are found in eggs, including vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, choline, biotin, and folic acid.

Dark Chocolate:  while some find it slightly better, it is rich, delicious and good for you.  Be sure to read the labels, and if in doubt go for chocolate that has a high percentage of cocoa.

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