1. Figs: They are known to prevent the bone loss associated with aging. Figs are also very high in fiber.
2. Beets: They produce nitric acid, which helps increase blood flow throughout your body and are known to sharpen your mind.
3. Fresh Cranberries: These little red berries can help prevent heart disease. They keep the bad cholesterol from oxidizing and sticking to artery walls.
4. Orange pith: A great source of fiber and antioxidants.
Ways to eat it: Roast thin slices of the pith and serve with whole wheat pancakes.
5. Eggs: A great source of protein. They contain zinc and iron to promote healthy hair and strong nails.
6. Sesame seeds: Eating a few spoonsful as day dramatically decreases LDL (bad cholesterol).
Ways to eat them: Sprinkle on oatmeal, steamed veggies or make hummus with tahini, a sesame seed butter.
7. Mustard: Helps protect against cancer, prevent cardiovascular disease, defends cells against damaging free radicals, and gives your immune system a boost.
8. Lamb: A good source of omega-3 fatty acids that can protect against heart disease and strokes.
9. Frozen broccoli: Frozen varieties contain up to 35% more beta-carotene by weight than fresh broccoli. Helps the body fight off infections that inflame the lungs and arteries.
10. Chiles: May help prevent the blood clots that lead to a heart attack and stroke.
11. Kiwis: They help fight free radicals that can lead to cancer.
Ways to eat them: Don't peel them, the skin is very high in fiber and vitamin C. Eat like a peach or chop them and add to salads.
12. Celery leaves: Contain more calcium, iron, potassium, beta-carotene, and vitamin C than the stalks.