If you’re looking for nutrient-dense foods to add to your diet, here’s a list from nutritionist Lovneet Batra
Nutrient Rich Foods: Cashew nuts are rich in calcium, magnesium and potassium, vitamins, etc.
In a single day, you can only consume a certain amount of food. So it makes sense to choose foods that contain the most nutrients to maximize the amount of nutrients you consume. Nutrient-dense foods have a high nutrient content relative to the number of calories they contain. You can increase the amount of nutrients you get per calorie by including these nutrient dense foods in your diet. In an Instagram post, nutritionist Lovneet Batra shared a list of nutrient-dense foods you can add to your meals. In the video, Lovneet mentions 5 such foods that you can include in your diet.
Chickpeas are rich in protein, folate (vitamin B9), iron, zinc and dietary fiber. Chickpeas, in fact, can help prevent the development and progression of various chronic diseases due to their high fiber and protein content.
Amaranth is a valuable food source since it is a pseudocereal, a low-fat cereal with high nutritional value and protein content. It also has a high concentration of minerals, especially iron, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin A and vitamin E.
3. Moong lentils
The most needed amino acids are found in moong lentils. Their concentration of phytic acid (an antinutrient that blocks protein digestion) is also lower than that of other legumes and grains, making them a more accessible source of protein. They’re also easy to digest, which means they’re less likely than other legumes to cause flatulence, making them a real comforting meal.
4. Cashew nuts
Cashews are one of the most popular nuts in the world. They have a high nutrient density in terms of healthy minerals (calcium, magnesium and potassium) and vitamins, as well as a high amount of protein and vegetable fats (mainly unsaturated fatty acids). They are also an excellent source of protein (about 25% of energy).
Although all forms of millet are healthy, ragi has unique characteristics that set it apart from others. Ragi is gluten-free, high in protein, and has a higher calcium and potassium content than other millets. It is also rich in polyphenols and dietary fiber, both of which are beneficial to health.
Watch Lovneet Batra’s video here:
Start adding the above foods to your diet today to reap their benefits.
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