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Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables

 

Where can you find an adequate, even a rich supply, of the nutrients described above?  

Better still, what foods are now recognized as "nutrient dense"?

  

A recent study (2014) by researchers promoted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed a nomenclature (catalog) of foods, scored according to their availability for digestion and their content of vitamins and minerals per weight.  They called it a density score.  Those foods were named "Powerhouse Foods."  This is the first of more studies as more foods are considered. Phytochemicals have not been figured in the classification formula.

 

When you are considering optimizing your diet to enjoy quality of life and less risk of incurring chronic disease and cancer, refer to this list:

 

Source:  Di Noia J. (2014).  Defining Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables: A nutrient density approach.  Preventing Chronic Disease Vol. 11