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12 Supermarket Superfoods

By: , – By Karen Ansel, RD, of Woman's Day
9/24/2012 6:00 AM   :  17 comments   :  18,424 Views

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Best Foods to Eat

You don't have to hit a health food store to find foods that help you lose weight, boost your energy and stay healthy. They're right in your grocery aisle! Here are the top 12 superfoods you can easily find, plus 12 simple, inexpensive recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

 


Nonfat Ricotta Cheese

Ricotta boasts three times the calcium of cottage cheese and is made from whey protein, a nutrient that may help you lose weight by preserving muscle (which you lose with age, causing your metabolism to slow).

Peanut Butter

This spread has more than 30 essential vitamins and minerals, including niacin, a B vitamin that helps you burn calories. PB's combo of healthy fats, fiber and a compound called resveratrol also make it good for your heart.

 

Wild Canned Salmon

One 3.5-oz can has 1,100 mg of brain- and heart-healthy omega-3 fats. Salmon is also a great source of bone-building vitamin D (78% of your daily needs per can).

 


Oatmeal

A heart health must-have, oats are filled with a cholesterol-lowering fiber called beta-glucan as well as iron, a mineral that your body needs to carry oxygen to your muscles and other tissue. And with 4 g total fiber per half-cup, oatmeal helps you stay full longer—and keeps you regular too!


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