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2. Cruciferous (Leafy) Green vegetables
Cruciferous (leafy) green vegetables are another great option. It is hard to think of another type of food as low in calories, yet as packed with nutrients as this class of vegetables. Spinach, kale, mustard greens, turnip greens, collards, and romaine lettuce (not iceberg!) are all fantastic options. A serving of any of these greens often has more than 100 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin A, and plenty of vitamin C as well.
One of the additional benefits of eating leafy green vegetables is that they are a great source of two powerful antioxidants called zeaxanthin and lutein. A study showed how these two compounds were actually able to slow the onset of macular degeneration in people already suffering from the condition.
While not exactly leafy — resemblance to a tree notwithstanding — broccoli is also a good source of the aforementioned nutrients.
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