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What are some nutritious foods to add to a healthy diet?

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Nutritious foods to add to a healthy diet include salmon, Greek yogurt, sweet potatoes, mushrooms and sunflower seeds. Other nutritious foods include beans, kale, walnuts, broccoli and blueberries.

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Greek yogurt is rich in protein, calcium, potassium and essential probiotics. The yogurt is low in sodium and carbohydrates. The nutrients help strengthen the immune system, aid in digestion and build strong bones.

Mushrooms are nutritious and delicious in a healthy diet. They are low in calories and rich in selenium, a mineral that helps fight cancer. They are an excellent source of potassium, copper and vitamin D. These nutrients aid in red blood cell production, nerve function and heart rhythm.

Sweet potatoes are nutritious vegetables that are high in potassium and vitamin A, effective in boosting heart health and vision. They are cholesterol and fat-free and have a delicious, sweet flavor but still have few calories.

The different varieties of beans, such as cranberry, black turtle, scarlet and calypso are nutritious, both as low-fat proteins and vegetables. They are an excellent source of fiber and phytonutrients, helping build and repair strong muscles, and guard against certain cancers, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases.

Adding kale to a healthy diet contributes to extra vitamin A, C, and K, as well as calcium and iron.

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