Five Overlooked Healthy Foods

It seems like everyone nowadays is trying to eat healthy, but it can be easy to overlook the lesser-known healthy foods.  Below is a list of five extremely healthy and often under-appreciated foods.

1.  Celery  Although long reviled for  being nothing but a watery crunch, certain  compounds contained in celery can increase bloodWoman Eating Celery flow and  relax muscle tissue found in artery walls.  Plus, it’s a zero-calorie food, making it great for dieters.

2.  Lentils  An excellent source of fiber and folate, colored lentils also contain antioxidants.

3.  Seaweed  A great source of calcium, seaweed is also loaded with potassium, which is essential for maintaining a healthy blood pressure.

4.  Scallops  A good source of protein, magnesium and potassium.  They’re also an aphrodisiac.

5.  Hemp seeds  Hemp seeds are rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke, and are a good source of protein as well as all of the essential amino acids.

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