Fruits and Veggies that Pack the Biggest Nutritional Punch
The vast majority of Americans don’t get the nutrients they need, but instead fill up on unhealthy fats and foods high in sodium.
If you’re concerned that both you and your family members (especially your children) aren’t getting the vitamins and minerals you need, then you should read this post. In it, we’ll tell you all about which fruits and vegetables are rich in the nutrients you need.
Then, you can include these guilt-free ingredients in lunchboxes, the meals you make every night, or just snack on them throughout the day.
Kale is much more than just a trend — it’s also one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet.
With just 100 grams of kale, you’ll get double your daily recommended amounts of Vitamins A, C, and K1. You’ll also get 2 grams of fiber, lots of antioxidants, and enough calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
Kale is especially good for those suffering from an iron deficiency. So, cook some kale chips, use it as a base for a salad, or fry it up in a few tablespoons of olive oil for a healthy side dish or snack with some salt and balsamic vinegar.
Whether you’re enjoying them in a cobbler, on their own, or even on top of a summer salad, it’s hard to go wrong with blueberries.
Blueberries are an excellent source of antioxidants, can lower your blood pressure levels, and even lower your overall amount of DNA damage. They can help to keep your bones strong, your skin in great shape, and even help you to better manages diabetes.
Blueberries are low in calories, which means that you can enjoy them completely free of guilt.
It doesn’t matter if you’re chopping up carrots to add to a stew or dipping them in some hummus on your snack break — carrots are one of the most nutrient rich foods out there.
They’re loaded with Vitamin A, beta-carotene, and potassium. Like the other fruits and veggies listed here, they’re also an excellent source of antioxidants.
They may even be able to help you fight off both vision loss and cancer. Plus, they’re almost always in season! Pick up a package of baby carrots, carrot slices, or just an organic bunch to add to any dish.
The next time you’re doing your grocery shopping, be sure to throw a few oranges into your cart. We carry a huge variety all year round. From naval and heirloom, to satsumas and honeybell tangerines, we have a huge selection.
They’re well-known for being incredibly high in vitamin C, but they’re also a great source of potassium. They can boost your immune system, keep your blood sugar levels in a healthy range, and even potentially lower your risk of heart disease.
Add These Fruits and Veggies to Your Grocery List
Now that you know how to shop for the some of the healthiest possible foods, it’s time to head to the produce section at your local Tacoma Boys or H&L Market specialty store.
Our staff is always on hand to help you find what you need, and make suggestions about which ingredients can make all the difference in your dish.
No matter what you plan on cooking, let us help you to get the freshest possible ingredients right here in the South Sound.