Some foods provide lots of nutrients per calorie. Some don't. The former are called "nutrient-dense foods." The latter aren't.
As you may expect, the Guidelines recommend choosing foods from the first group to meet your calorie needs each day, while limiting the amount of
In other words, stick to a balanced diet. No surprise there. And for a list of superstar foods, check out Chapter 28, which is — this is a surprise! — titled "Twelve Superstar Foods."
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