Tip of the Day: Diet

Want to keep your diet interesting?

by the editors of MORE.com
Yum … mangoes.
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Then add these trendy and nutritious fruit, veggie and grain choices to your grocery list.


MANGO: Taste/Texture: Super sweet and juicy. Antiaging Ingredients: Antioxidant vitamins A and C, plus vitamin B6, which helps supply energy to the brain. Calories: 107 for a cup of sliced fruit. Fiber: 3 grams. Worth Knowing: Available precut in the fresh produce aisle as well as the frozen section.

JICAMA: Taste/Texture: Slightly sweet and crunchy. Antiaging Ingredients: Potassium, crucial for blood pressure control. Calories: 46 calories per cup. Fiber: 6 grams. Worth Knowing: Cut into sticks to dip in Greek-style yogurt, or cube and add to a salad.

TEFF: Taste/Texture: This grain, whose texture is similar to that of cornmeal, ranges in flavor from slightly sweet to tart. Antiaging Ingredients: Teff is a fat-free complete protein, with all eight essential amino acids, plus bone-building calcium. Calories: 255 calories for 1 cup cooked. Fiber: 5.5 grams. Worth Knowing: If you can’t find teff near you, try quinoa, millet or amaranth.

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