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The 5 Best Vegetables for Your Health

Watercress is the new kale.

A new study from the CDC has determined the powerhouse fruits and vegetables most strongly associated with reducing the risk of chronic disease. Each food was given a Nutrient Density Score—the highest being 100—with higher-ranking foods providing more nutrients per calorie. And we’ve featured the top 5 (and many more!) on our menu.

Here are the top 5 best vegetables for your health:

1. Watercress (Score = 100)

We at Plated have featured watercress on our menu, in the Balsamic Chicken with Bleu Cheese, Watercress, Green Beans, and Marcona Almonds dish:

2. Chinese cabbage, aka bok choy (Score = 91.99)

Bok choy à la Plated—Miso Rice Stuffed Portobellos with Bok Choy:

3. Chard (Score = 89.27)

Plated’s Chard and Mushroom Chipotle Tacos:

4. Beet greens (Score = 87.07)

In the past we’ve had Spaghetti with Beet Greens on our menu:

5. Spinach (Score = 86.43)

Another Plated meal—Herb-Crusted Salmon with Spinach and Mushrooms:


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