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7 Superfoods with the Smallest Footprint

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7 Superfoods with the Smallest Footprint

By Rachel Cernansky, Planet Green

We all want to get the most out of what we eat, and a varied diet is always the best way to do that. That said, some foods pack more nutrients per punch than others—here is a look at some that bring the most potent benefits with minimal (for the most part) impact on the environment.

Cherries
Tart cherries are thought to decrease risk of heart disease, alleviate arthritis pain and gout, and reduce inflammation. They have a few other healthful qualities to boast—plus, 95 percent of the cherries eaten in the U.S. are grown in the U.S., making them a super-eco-food.

Recipe: Cherry Pine Nut Cookies

Wheatgrass
It’s a powerful detoxifier, it is rich in chlorophyll, certain amino acids, vitamins and minerals, plus it’s been used to treat gastrointestinal issues, including peptic ulcers, ulcerative colitis, constipation, and diarrhea—and it’s easy to grow yourself, making it just about as local as you can get.

Make Your Own Wheatgrass

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Planet Green is the multi-platform media destination devoted to the environment and dedicated to helping people understand how humans impact the planet and how to live a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle. Its two robust websites, PlanetGreen.com and TreeHugger.com, offer original, inspiring, and entertaining content related to how we can evolve to live a better, brighter future. Planet Green is a division of Discovery Communications.

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8:49AM PDT on Sep 3, 2013

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8:27PM PDT on Aug 25, 2012

Thank you for info.

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8:26PM PDT on Aug 25, 2012

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9:03AM PDT on Mar 12, 2012

good to know

10:30AM PST on Mar 9, 2012

Thanks for the info.

1:14PM PST on Feb 13, 2012

good ta know

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