What Are Nutrient-Dense Foods?
Nutrient-dense foods have a high nutrient/calorie ratio. Meaning they are rich in nutrients when compared to their calorie content.
A good example of a nutrient-dense food is strawberries. One cup of strawberries contains only 150 calories, but 3.5g fiber, a massive 86mg of vitamin C and a useful 26.9mcg of fol-ate.
Nutrient-dense foods are the opposite of empty-calorie foods which are low in nutrition when compared to their calorie content.