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Nutrient-Dense Foods

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.


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