They are kind of rubber, they grow in creepy places and yet it has some redeeming qualities. They are low in calories and are a top plant source of B complex vitamins which helps to keep skin healthy and eyesight sharp. All mushrooms offer benefits, but the big winner is the meaty Portobello. Mushrooms contain beta-glucan and chitin, two types of fiber that reduces your cholesterol.
Onions love your heart it has a blood thinning property similar to that of aspirin.They are also a top source of quercetin. We absorb about 70 % more quercetin from onions than from apples, another food high in the nutrient. They may also protect your tummy by fighting bacteria that can cause stomach cancer. Raw onions are best because cooking can kill the blood thinning compounds, try slices in salads. If you can’t take the strong taste then marinate them in vinegar with some water, sugar and fresh herbs.
With 25 % more vitamin E, than almonds, sunflower seeds are one of those reducing the risk for heart disease and stroke only 2 ounces ( or 4 tbsp.) of dried seeds provide 12 milligrams of vitamin E- that’s 80 percent of your daily needs, they are also full of fiber, healthy fats, protein and iron. Shelled seeds are well tossed into salads, baked goods like muffins or spice cake, meat loaf or any recipe that calls for nuts.
It has been analyzed that they have more antioxidants than almost any other food. Cherries both sweet and tart are particularly rich in anthocyanin’s, micronutrients that may jump start the immune system and mop up free radicals that cause disease. This may give cherries the potential to help ward off cancer. Other research suggests they may also reduce inflammation associated with arthritis and gout. Fresh cherries are in season from may through August.