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11 Nutrient Dense Foods

2014-09-26 | By: Snap Fitness

Every day we make the decision of what foods we will eat to nourish our bodies. Most of us know what’s considered “good” or “bad” food, but is what you’re eating nutrient dense? Nutrient dense foods give you the most nutrients for the fewest amount of calories.


Add these foods into your diet to make sure you’re eating foods that carry the greatest amount of nutrients.  

Here are 11 of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet:



This natural algae powder has more antioxidants than any other food on earth and is loaded with protein and minerals, making it one of the most nutrient-dense food.



Nutrient-dense fruits like berries are packed with antioxidants, disease fighting nutrients, and fiber. Nothing beats a bowl of berries after a workout!


Egg Yolks

Egg yolks are loaded with vitamins, minerals and various powerful nutrients. They also contain high quality protein and healthy fats. Several studies suggest that they can help you lose weight.


Hemp Seeds

If you’re looking for protein, fiber, essential fatty acids, antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins and minerals, look no further then hemp seeds. This easily digestible seed is versatile and easy to incorporate into meals.


Dark Chocolate (Cocoa)

Cacoa beans are so nutrient-dense that scientists haven’t even begun to identify all the benefits in them yet. Make sure you select raw cacoa beans or 50-85% dark chocolate.



Garlic is both tasty and extremely healthy. It is high in vitamins C, B1 and B6; Calcium, Potassium, Copper, Manganese, and Selenium plus the bioactive compounds in it have known disease-fighting properties.



Pick fresh or frozen spinach rather than canned for antioxidants, protein, and fiber.



Fish like salmon is loaded with beneficial fatty acids, protein, vitamins, and minerals. It is a good idea to eat this kind of fatty fish every week.



Kale is one of the most nutritious foods out there. It’s loaded with minerals, vitamins, fiber and amino acids, as well as important antioxidants that reduce inflammation and prevent cancer.



This super seed is loaded with omega fats, protein, and fiber. Chia is so rich in antioxidants that the seeds don’t deteriorate and can be stored for long periods without becoming rancid.



This green veggie is a great source of protein and dietary fiber. You also get various vitamins including A, C, K, E, B6, Folate, Potassium, and Manganese.


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