Eating carrots is an excellent way to get vitamin A that your body needs for normal vision and cell differentiation. Carrots are also a good source of fiber and low in calories. Plus, they contain beneficial antioxidants called lutein, beta-carotene, and polyacetylenes which may have anti-cancer properties. Only in laboratory research.
They are high in vitamin C that your body needs for strong connective tissue, normal immune system and folate, (type of vitamin B). They also contain an assortment of beneficial compounds called catechins, quercetin, anthocyanins, and ellagic acid, that may have powerful anti-inflammatory effects.
Tomatoes are rich in vitamin A and vitamin C. They also produce compounds called -tomatine and lycopene that are reported to have potential health-promoting benefits. Just like strawberries, tomatoes may have powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
This leafy green vegetable contains high amounts of vitamin K that's needed for normal blood clotting, and a fair amount of calcium, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, and B vitamins. Cabbage also contains other compounds such as caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid that may good for your health. It is extremely low in calories too.
Consumption of onions as a side-dish; helps to cure inflammation because it contains sulfur-containing and flavonoids compounds. Eating onions can help in cutting down your sodium intake. But various seasoning blends, onion salt, dried or fresh onions that include onion may also be high in sodium. So keep a check!
These are usually consumed as orange juice – usually in the morning. They're known for their vitamin C content, but they're also a good source of fiber, folate, and potassium. I recommend you eat the whole-orange rather than the juice -- to make sure you take advantage of fiber that's normally lost by the time it's turned into juice. But, still, even regular orange juice is a good anti-inflammatory beverage.
Bananas are so sweet and great for your health; that they should fall as a regular ingredient of smoothies. They help to balance out the sodium in your body, as they are high in potassium. Plus they contain antioxidants and compounds similar to dopamine, a neurotransmitter.
Superfoods are easy ways to up your nutrition levels without putting in too much effort. Superfoods don't have to be exotic roots or berries that cost a small fortune at the trendiest health food stores. There are plenty of untrendy super foods waiting for you on the shelves of any supermarket. These foods are neither weird nor unknown, but they often go under-appreciated.