Raw leafy greens, some cruciferous, have less than 100 calories per pound, making them weight-loss-friendly. Folate and carotenoids protect the eyes from light.
These vegetables can change hormones, activate the body's natural detoxification system, and limit cancer cell growth.
Nuts are a low-glycemic item that reduces the glycemic load of a meal, making them an important part of an anti-diabetes diet.
Seeds include healthful fats, minerals, and antioxidants like nuts, but they have more protein and trace elements.
Heart-healthy antioxidant-rich foods. Blueberries and strawberries improve blood pressure, oxidative stress, total and LDL cholesterol
Pomegranate arils are small, crisp, juicy, and sweet and tangy. Punicalagin, pomegranate's characteristic phytochemical, accounts for more than half of its antioxidant action.
Mushrooms have anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting, DNA-protecting, cancer-slowing, and angiogenesis-inhibiting capabilities.
Onions of all hues (even white) are good sources of vitamin C, B6, potassium, folate, and garlic is rich in vitamin C, B6, thiamin, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, copper, and manganese.
Tomatoes contain lycopene, vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, and flavanol antioxidants. Lycopene prevents UV skin damage and heart disease.