Watercress, Chinese cabbage, chard top list of 'powerhouse fruits and vegetables'

June 6, 2014 6:15 PM

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Watercress, Chinese cabbage, chard top list of 'powerhouse fruits and vegetables'

Watercress with a score of 100 was at the top of the list followed by Chinese cabbage, chard, beet greens, spinach, chicory, leaf lettuce, parsley, romaine lettuce and collard greens.

Study author Jennifer Di Noia, an associate professor of sociology at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey, said national nutrition guidelines emphasize consumption of "powerhouse fruits and vegetables" known as PFV -- foods most strongly associated with reduced chronic disease risk -- b...

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