nutrient dense

nu·tri·ent dense

(nūtrē-ĕnt dens)
Denotes foods providing a higher nutrient value in relationship to calories than other foods.

nutrient dense,

adj describes the ratio of beneficial chemicals to the number of calories in food when nutrient content is greater.
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Elaborating his stance on nutrient dense food, he reiterated that
Elaborating his stance on nutrient dense food, he reiterated that choice must be based on whole grains, vegetables, fruits, pulses and dairy products and options rich in fiber.
According to Under 500, the menu has been designed to be healthy, in the style of home-made cooking, and to "incorporate nutrient dense ingredients.
Research from Mintel has highlighted the growing popularity of nutrient dense super foods.
Smoothies have grown in popularity over the last few years, offering a nutrient dense way for people to consume their daily recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables.
ISLAMABAD -- The pomegranate a nutrient dense, antioxidant rich fruit revered as a symbol of health, fertility and eternal life offers protection against heart disease and cancer, said a report.
Wonderful Almonds, meanwhile, are cholesterol-and gluten-free, antioxidant rich, nutrient dense, heart healthy, low in saturated fat, and contain Vitamin E.
It's for that last element that "Digestive Health with REAL Food: A Practical Guide to an Anti-Inflammatory, Nutrient Dense Diet for IBS & Other Digestive Issues" will prove to be an invaluable culinary reference.
The ability to identify affordable, nutrient dense vegetables is important to families focused on stretching their food dollar as well as government policy makers looking to balance nutrition and economics for food programs such as the school lunch program and WIC," lead researcher Adam Drewnowski, PhD said.
The line is nutrient dense and a good source of energy, providing 6 to 7 grams of protein per serving and at least five vitamins and minerals, depending on variety.
One of the most nutrient dense nuts: Pistachios have dense levels of 7 essential nutrients including vitamin B6.
As well as being nutrient dense and a good source of fiber, fruits and vegetables are packed with antioxidants that are thought to neutralize free radicals (naturally occurring molecules that damage cells), and this may be the key.