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  • 10 Everyday Super FoodsThese easy-to-eat foods are packed with multiple nutrients to help you stay healthy.By Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LDWebMD Weight Loss Clinic-FeatureReviewed by Louise Chang, MDIf only there were some kind of potion or pill that had everything you needed for weight loss andgood health. Unfortunately, no such pill exists, but there is a solution -- something that not onlypromotes wellness and weight control but tastes good, too. These multitasking "super foods"provide multiple disease-fighting nutrients, fill you up so you can enjoy plenty of food withoutexcess calories, and are easy to include in everyday meals. After all, what good is a super foodthat is hard to find, difficult to prepare, and the kids wont eat?Eaten regularly, these foods will help you satisfy the recommendations of the U.S. governments2005 Dietary Guideline, giving you nutrients that are typically missing from American diets.According to the Guidelines, Americans need to eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, andlow-fat dairy products.Recommended Related to Food and RecipesGood for You? Bad for You?By Kelly Dinardo These foods are healthy one day, unhealthy the next. Heres the bottom line.Read the Good for You? Bad for You? article > >Of course, experts are quick to point out, this list of top 10 super foods by no means includes allthe nutritious foods that should be part of a healthy diet."What is ultimately the most important to good health is a dietary pattern that includes all thesefoods, along with a wide variety of other nutritious foods and regular physical activity," saysTufts University researcher Alice Lichtenstein, DSc.And dont forget that portion size matters, even when it comes to healthy foods. You can takemore liberties when eating simply prepared vegetables, but you should take care to eat othersuper foods in sensible portions."Foods like nuts are nutrient rich, but if you overeat them you can pack on the pounds, and thatdefeats the purpose," says Elisa Zied, MS, RD, author of Feed Your Family Right!1|2Next Page >Next Article:
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