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Why Nutrient Density Matters

At Badass Power Cookie, we are proud of the fact that our protein cookie is dense with nutrients such as iron, calcium, and B12. Choosing nutrient-dense foods is key to a healthy diet, which is why Badass Power Cookie is such a great choice for a healthy and delicious snack.

What is nutrient density?

Nutrient density refers to the number of nutrients you get from a food, given how many calories it contains. Nutrient-dense foods contain many essential nutrients, while energy-dense foods contain many calories. While there are nutrient-dense foods that are also energy dense, you should aim to consume foods that are as nutrient-dense as possible without being very energy dense. Consume foods that are both nutrient-dense and energy-dense in moderation.

What are the benefits of eating nutrient-dense foods?

Nutrient-dense foods are essential for good health. They help you to fight disease and maintain a healthy weight. The more nutrient-dense foods you choose to eat, the less you will desire energy-dense, processed foods without many nutrients. Simply consuming nutrient-dense foods for every meal can have a transformative effect on your physical and mental health.

What are some nutrient-dense foods I can eat?

Here are some of the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat: 

Kale

Kale is the MVP of leafy greens. This powerhouse of a vegetable is chock full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. For only 50 calories in a serving, you get two grams of fiber, three grams of protein, 200 percent of your daily value of vitamin C, 300 percent of your daily value of vitamin A, and healthy doses of vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Throw this tasty and nutrient-dense green in a salad or your morning smoothie.

Garlic

Not only does garlic taste delicious, it is also surprisingly nutrient-dense. Garlic is dense with calcium, potassium, manganese, selenium, and vitamins C, B1, and B6. Additionally, the active ingredient in garlic, allicin, is an incredible nutrient. Studies show that allicin can lower blood pressure and LDL cholesterol, and also has cancer-fighting properties. It is also recommended that you consume garlic when you are feeling under the weather because garlic is very effective for killing certain pathogens. 

Badass Power Cookie

Badass Power Cookie is a nutrient-dense snack that you can take on the go. Not only does this delicious protein cookie contain three times the protein of beef, it provides more key phytochemicals than four servings of fruit and vegetables! This vegan, soy free, nut free protein cookie is also a great source of B12, iron, calcium, and antioxidants.

Blueberries

The main advantage blueberries have over other fruits is their high antioxidant content. Multiple studies have shown that blueberries increase the antioxidant value of the blood. Additionally, blueberries may improve memory, lower blood pressure, and fight cancer. Toss these powerful berries in a salad or your morning oatmeal.

When you are looking for a nutrient-dense snack, look no further than Badass Power Cookie. Our powerful protein cookie packs a nutritional punch that will keep you going all day long. Try one today!

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