These vegetables may alter hormones, stimulate the body's detoxification system, and prevent cancer cell development.
Raw, leafy green vegetables—some cruciferous—have fewer than 100 calories per pound, making them perfect for weight management.
Nuts are low-glycemic and rich in healthy fats, plant protein, fibre, antioxidants, phytosterols, and minerals, making them an essential part of an anti-diabetes diet.
Seeds include more protein and trace elements than nuts and give healthful fats, minerals, and antioxidants.
Heart-healthy antioxidant-rich foods. Blueberries and strawberries everyday for many weeks improved blood pressure, oxidative stress, total and LDL cholesterol.
Pomegranates are small, crisp, juicy arils with a sweet-tart taste. Pomegranate juice's main phytochemical, punicalagin, is responsible for more than half of its antioxidant action.
Beans and legumes daily balance blood sugar, decrease hunger, and prevent colon cancer.
Mushroom consumption reduces breast cancer risk. White and portobello mushrooms prevent breast cancer due to their aromatase inhibitors.
Onions are part of the allium family, which has anti-diabetic, anti-cancer, and cardiovascular benefits. Allium veggies reduce stomach and prostate cancer risk.
Tomatoes include lycopene, vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, flavanol antioxidants, and more. Lycopene prevents prostate cancer, UV skin damage, and cardiovascular disease.