Watercress, Chinese cabbage and Swiss chard dominated favorites like kale, tomatoes and berries in a study on nutrient density. Eating low-calorie, nutrient-dense veggies raw can help you lose weight if you don’t like vegetables.
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But for a healthier diet, dietitian Kate Patton, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD, recommends a variety of veggies and fruit. Each has different nutrients. When combined, they’ll help you meet 100% of your daily nutrient needs. Here are our top picks for veggies and fruit — and why we like them.