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The 11 Most Nutrient-Dense Foods on the Planet

There is only a limited amount of food you can eat in a single day.

To maximize the amount of nutrients you take in, it makes sense to spend your calorie budget wisely.

The best way to do that is to simply eat the foods that carry the greatest amount and variety of nutrients.

Here are the 11 most nutrient-dense foods on the planet.
  1. Salmon
    Fatty fish like salmon is loaded with beneficial fatty acids, protein, vitamins and minerals. It is a good idea to eat fatty fish every week.
  2. Kale
    Kale is one of the most nutrient-dense vegetables you can eat, containing large amounts of vitamins, minerals and cancer-fighting compounds.
  3. Seaweed
    Sea vegetables are highly nutritious but rarely consumed in the West. They are particularly high in iodine, which is essential for optimal thyroid function.
  4. Garlic
    Garlic is both tasty and healthy. It is highly nutritious, and the bioactive compounds in it have confirmed disease-fighting properties.
  5. Shellfish
    Shellfish are some of the most nutritious animals found in the sea. They are very high in important nutrients like vitamin B12 and zinc.
  6. Potatoes
    Potatoes contain a little bit of almost every nutrient you need. They are incredibly filling and can provide large amounts of resistant starch.
  7. Liver
    Liver is a highly nutritious organ meat containing large amounts of B vitamins as well as other healthy substances.
  8. Sardines
    Small, oily fish like sardines are usually eaten whole, giving you the organs, bones, brain and other nutritious parts. They contain a little bit of almost every nutrient you need.
  9. Blueberries
    Blueberries are very nutritious compared to most fruits and are loaded with powerful antioxidants, some of which can increase the antioxidant value of your blood and safeguard your brain. .
  10. Egg Yolks
    Whole eggs are so nutritious that they're sometimes called "nature's multivitamin." The yolk is where almost all of the nutrients are found.
  11. Dark Chocolate
    Dark chocolate and cocoa are very high in minerals and antioxidants. Eating them regularly may provide various health benefits.
Contributor: Healthline.com

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