Top 10 Superfoods

A recent study evaluated fruits and vegetables to develop a “powerhouse” list that offered the most nutrient density and protective effect against chronic disease. The ones that topped this list were leafy greens and cruciferious vegetables (chard, beet greens, spinach, chicory, leaf lettuce, watercress, Chinese cabbage, collard green, kale, arugula). Take Part has a slide show of the top 10. Some of these “powerhouse” fruits and vegetables, we may not use very often like collard greens and chicory. So switch it up a bit and try this recipe for a chicory and walnut salad. Walnuts are also a very nutrient dense nut to include regularly in your diet. And also try roasting chicory into caramelizy goodness. As for collard greens, the ubiquitous wiki-how illustrates the many ways to cook these.

Di Noia J. Defining Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables: A Nutrient Density Approach. Prev Chronic Dis 2014;11:130390. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd11.130390