Healthy Foods You Forgot Were Healthy

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Incredibly healthy foods can often hide from us in plain sight.  The next time you're browsing a menu, single out these healthy foods to add a nutritional boost to your diet.

Oysters

Per calorie, oysters are one of the most nutritious foods on the planet, and are particularly high in essential omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D, which is notoriously tough to get from food.

Seaweed

Okinawa is a small island in Southern Japan that is home to some of the longest lived people on earth. Sea vegetables are a staple in the traditional Okinawan diet. Seaweed is also a good source of iodine for people who prefer to use high-end sea salts or kosher salt for cooking -- with such high-end salts typically lacking in iodine.  So the good news is that sushi is even better for you than you expected.

Coffee

Many people view their morning brew as a vice and not an integral part of a healthy diet, but in reality coffee can be a healthy beverage. It is one of the best sources of polyphenols and antioxidants in many people’s diets and has been proven to protect against liver disease, type 2 diabetes, and more.  Scientific studies show us that the biggest problem most people have with coffee is confusing the brew itself with the creamy, sugary drinks offered at coffee chains.