What is it?
Foods with high amounts of nutrients, e.g. vitamins, minerals, fiber, healthy unsaturated fat and protein can get this label in the food rating.
Why do we need high nutritional value?
Many nutrients are essential, which means that we need to get them from the food and beverages we consume. These nutrients are needed for a lot of functions in our bodies. Including, immune system, bone health, sight, skin, mucous membranes, protein metabolism, and nerve function, to name a few. When filling our plates with foods rich in nutrients, we help to support our bodies functions, which is vital for our wellbeing.
What if I have too much?
In general, people are not reaching the recommended amount of these nutritious food groups (vegetables, fruits and whole grains). If getting too high doses of any nutrients, it is in most cases due to taking too high doses of supplements, or taking supplements without having the need to. Getting too high doses of nutrients from plain foods is rare. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting to take any supplements.
Foods items with a high nutritional value:
The foods items below contain high doses of essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, fiber and healthy fats:
fruit & berries
legumes (beans & lentils)
fish & seafood
plain yogurt and other dairy products (e.g. cottage cheese, kefir)