Load Up on Super Foods

Bulgur is a healthy and quick addition to any meal because it’s 100 percent whole wheat. It’s a good source of fiber, protein, iron and vitamin B-6. One cup of cooked bulgur wheat provides 151 calories, 0.4 grams of fat, 8.2 grams of dietary fiber and a healthy 5.6 grams of protein. Bulgur wheat is naturally cholesterol-free food. Eating whole-grain foods lowers the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. A cup of bulgur has fewer calories, less fat, and more than twice the fiber of brown rice. Bulgur keeps your digestive tract healthy. The insoluble fiber it contains absorbs water, promoting faster elimination of waste.

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Collard greens have incredible cholesterol-lowering benefits, especially when steamed.

Romaine lettuce packs high levels of folic acid, a water-soluble form of Vitamin B.

Parsley has vitamin K and the flavor of chopped parsley may help control your appetite.

Leaf lettuce builds healthy bones. Eat dark green lettuce every day.

Chicory and radicchio have a small red or purple leaf, they are a good source of polyphenols, which prevents disease.

Spinach and Kale are powerful appetite suppressants and they promote weight loss. They also a top source of iron.

Beet greens high in fiber lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Chard is the best defense against diabetes, the leaves contain polyphenol antioxidants, which offers protection from type 2 diabetes.

Chinese cabbage, Napa or celery cabbage. Has a rich source of calcium and iron.

Watercress has beta carotene, vitamin K, which is an anti-aging food and fights cancer.

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