It may cook like a grain, but quinoa is actually an herbaceous plant. It’s a complete protein, meaning it contains all nine essential amino acids and offers the same energy and satiety you would get from meat, sans the fat or cholesterol.
A protein powerhouse, lentils are flush with folate, a nutrient that may prevent certain birth defects.7
The omega-3 fatty acids in salmon may keep your skin glowing. Why wild? It’s exposed to fewer toxins than the farmed Atlantic variety.
A dinner staple from the leanest part of the bird: half a breast has around 2.5 grams of fat and more than 28 grams of protein.8
Your go-to source for vitamin C, which, among other useful traits, may stimulate collagen synthesis to keep skin looking supple.9
This protein-rich winner is an acquired taste for some, but totally worth it. Loaded with vitamins D and B12, sardines are also an excellent source of calcium and omega-3 fatty acids.
Almonds are packed with monounsaturated fatty acids, which keep blood vessels healthy.10 The plant fibers help lower cholesterol.
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Olive oil is an outstanding source of monounsaturated fats. When used in moderation, this tasty Mediterranean staple may even cut the risk of heart disease.11
Packed with fiber, this superfruit contains a large amount of antioxidants.
A vitamin C gold mine—a 1/2 cup of cooked broccoli satisfies 80 percent of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recommended daily dose.12 It’s also a key source of vitamin K, which helps blood clot properly.13
Per: Real Simple
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