I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Matthew Kadey, MS, RD, who writes for Women’s Running Magazine. In the article, we put certain foods head-to-head and tallied which food packed in a greater nutritional punch. Here is a sneak peak at some of the contenders:
Fresh vs. Frozen Blueberries: Frozen Blueberries
Stats: Frozen blueberries can be more convenient so you can have them year round when fresh is not available. When frozen, the nutrients stay sealed in, whereas fresh blueberries can spoil quickly and lose nutrients the longer they sit on the shelves and in your fridge.
Kale vs. Spinach: Kale
Stats: While spinach is a prime example of a nutrient-dense vegetable, kale offers more beta-carotene and vitamin C per serving. Additionally, kale offers more than two times the amount of vitamin K, which has been linked to prevent the onset of diabetes. Other nutritious perks? Lutein and zeaxanthin, which both work to maintain eye health.
Canned Tuna vs. Canned Salmon: Canned Salmon
Stats: Other than containing more omega-3 fatty acids, canned salmon contains more vitamin D than canned tuna. Also, munching on the tiny bones will offer extra calcium.