10 Ultra-Processed Foods That Are Actually Good for You

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Greek Yogurt:

It is rich in calcium, probiotics, and protein, making it a nutritious choice for breakfast or snacks.

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Canned Beans:

Look for varieties with no added salt or low sodium options to minimize sodium intake.

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Whole Grain Bread:

Choose varieties with minimal added sugars and artificial additives.

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Vegetables:

They can be just as nutritious as fresh produce and are convenient for adding to smoothies, soups, and stir-fries.

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Canned Fish:

Canned fish like salmon, tuna, and sardines are rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins like vitamin D.

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Nut Butters:

Nut butters like peanut butter, almond butter, and cashew butter can be a nutritious source of healthy fats, protein, fiber, and vitamins.

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Hummus:

It's rich in plant-based protein, fiber, healthy fats, and vitamins. Enjoy it with raw vegetables or whole grain crackers as a nutritious snack.

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Whole Grain Pasta:

Whole grain pasta made from whole wheat or other whole grains is higher in fiber, vitamins, and minerals compared to refined pasta.

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Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate with a high cocoa content (70% or higher) is rich in antioxidants called flavonoids, which have been linked to various health.

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Grains and Legumes:

They're rich in fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals and can be used as a base for salads, grain bowls, and side dishes.

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