Surprising nutritional superfoods
Think citrus fruits are the leading source of vitamin C? These sleeper hits of the nutrition world will make you reconsider your next bite.
1. Red Pepper
If you want to boost your vitamin C by stocking up on citrus fruits, you're on the right track: A medium orange has 70 mg of vitamin C, just 5 g shy of your daily quota. But - surprise! - 1/2 cup of red pepper boasts even more: 95 mg.
Bonus: 1/2 cup cooked broccoli has 51 mg of Vitamin C, more than two-thirds your daily quota.
A diet high in fiber helps you maintain a healthy weight and lowers your risk of diabetes and heart disease. Women under 50 should eat 25 grams of fiber a day, and those over 50 should get 21 grams. A cup of instant oatmeal has 4 g, and 1/2 cup of beans can pack more than 7 g. But artichokes have them beat: A medium one packs 10.3 g of the good stuff.
Bonus: Lesser-known fiber superstars are raspberries (8 g per cup)Read More »from 6 Surprising Nutritional Powerhouses