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What are some power foods?

Kate Geagan
Nutrition & Dietetics
Calorie for calorie, these foods provide more nutrients than any food on the planet -- which is critical to ensure you maintain a gorgeous glow from the inside out. They also help your body’s immune system stay primed and your energy up no matter how jam packed your schedule. The best power-foods are plants that are loaded with color. Aim for 2 cups of brightly colored fruit and 3 or more cups of dark colored vegetables daily.

Foods with high volume, low calorie are your best friends for slimming down. Cantaloupe fits the bill: it’s loaded with water and fiber, and 2 cups is only 100 calories. Bonus? It’s a fantastic food for your immune system, loaded with beta carotene and vitamin C. Avocados: bite for bite, each has nearly 20 vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that keep you healthy, plus it’s loaded with monounsaturated fats that keep your skin glowing. According to some research, they also selectively blast belly fat. Kale is one of nature’s most potent health foods on the planet, packed with vitamin C, iron, and bone-building vitamin K, and contains 7 times the beta carotene of broccoli. 2 cups has 3 grams fiber and 4 g protein.

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