TUESDAY TIP – ARE YOU EATING NUTRIENT-RICH FOOD?
Nutrients can be divided into 2 categories: macronutrients and micronutrients. Macronutrients are those nutrients that the body needs in large amounts (Carbs, Protein, Fat). Micronutrients are those nutrients that the body needs in smaller amounts. Below are 7 main micronutrients and the foods they can be found in which are good choices for a nutrient-rich diet.
|Calcium||Nonfat and low-fat dairy, dairy substitutes, broccoli, dark, leafy greens, and sardines|
|Potassium||Bananas, cantaloupe, raisins, nuts, fish, and spinach and other dark greens|
|Fiber||Legumes (dried beans and peas), whole-grain foods and brans, seeds, apples, strawberries, carrots, raspberries, and colorful fruit and vegetables|
|Magnesium||Spinach, black beans, peas, and almonds|
|Vitamin A||Eggs, milk, carrots, sweet potatoes, and cantaloupe|
|Vitamin C||Oranges, strawberries, tomatoes, kiwi, broccoli, and red and green bell peppers|
|Vitamin E||Avocados, nuts, seeds, whole-grain foods, and spinach and other dark leafy greens|