In the past, mothers used to hold their children down while shoving a spoonful of cod liver oil down the hatch. “You are not leaving this table until every last vegetable is off that plate,” you may recall. Liver was much more common back then and milk with breakfast was a given. Today, there are still many foods that health experts agree are essential to optimal body performance and a balanced diet. The big difference is that many of these rations actually taste great, or at the very least, come in supplement form!