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Looking Past Appearances: 8 Ugly Super Foods

What sounds scarier, slicing open a slimy passion fruit to pick out the snot-colored seeds—or filling your body full of processed, convenience foods jam-packed with artificial sweeteners and toxic ingredients?

I’ll choose the foul looking produce any day of the week because in my heart-of-hearts I know it tastes delicious and is actually good for me. The following eight ugly foods might lack visual appeal, but their nutritional value and fresh taste will urge you to set aside your first impression…


1. Oysters

It’s surprising to think that oysters have been used as aphrodisiacs for centuries. Judging them by appearance alone, the slimy saltwater mollusk is slimy to look at and touch. Breaking open the sharp, calcified shell is slightly disappointing when you see the hideous treasure awaiting you within.

However, oysters offer a bevy of healthful treasures. According to MedicalDaily.com, oysters offer vitamins B12, C, iron, zinc, selenium, and roughly 16-grams of protein per serving (6-ounces).


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