You sip a mug of green tea with breakfast every morning, snack on oranges and almonds at work, and eat a skinless chicken breast, brown rice, and steamed broccoli for dinner most nights. So, how do you fare nutritionally? Amazingly well—you're a model eater. But before you fire up the rice cooker again, know that your repertoire of tried-and-true foods may be compromising your health and your waistline. "Not eating a wide selection of foods deprives you of certain nutrients," says Molly Kimball, R.D., a nutritionist at the Ochsner Clinic's Elmwood Fitness Center in New Orleans. And eventually you'll likely grow weary of your menu mainstays, which will make that order of chili-cheese fries even harder to resist. To cover all your nutritional bases—and invigorate your taste buds—swap some of your old favorites for these eight power foods.This new list of superfoods will have you feeling—and looking—better in no time!
| Jan 13, 2010