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SUPERFOODS from A to Z

ACORN SQUASH is high in a variety of nutrients, including potassium, magnesium, and vitamin C. It’s rich in beta-carotene and other carotenoids, antioxidants that protect eye health and reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, and other diseases. Plus it’s high in fiber, with 6 grams in one cup of cooked acorn squash.

More A superfoods: almonds, artichokes, asparagus, avocado, arugula, apricots

BLACKBERRIES are rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese, and they’re very high in fiber—one cup has 8 grams, almost a third of the daily recommendation. Their deep purple-black color comes from anthocyanins and other antioxidants that support brain health and protect against neurodegenerative diseases.

More B superfoods: broccoli, beets, bok choy, blueberries, Brussels sprouts, Brazil nuts

is a cruciferous vegetable that’s rich in glucosinolates and isothiocyanates, antioxidants that protect against cancer, especially breast, prostate, and colon cancers.

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