This organic raw powder, sometimes called “Peruvian ginseng,” is known as an aphrodisiac. Perhaps that’s enough reason to add it to cereal, but it also boosts energy and helps eliminate hormonal imbalances, says Ritz King.
Cook with greener greens
“They’re not sexy or trendy, but these babies pack the most powerful punch of vitamins and minerals,” Ritz King notes. Stretch beyond your bag of salad mix. Add spinach, kale, and arugula to soup, meatballs, and wraps to prevent diabetes and heart disease.
Chew on chia seeds
You grew them out of clay-pot pets in the ’80s, but you should sprinkle them on oatmeal or in pancake batter today. Chia seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and are allergen-free, Field says. They also taste like poppy seeds, and kids love the crunch, she adds.
Stay true to broccoli
This affordable, accessible veg ranks high for pro-cyclist diet consultant and former Olympian, Rachel Heal. As one of the most nutrient-dense foods available, it may help prevent cancer, lower risk of cataracts, fight birth defects, and build bone strength .
Give goji berries a go
“Everyone should try them,” Heal notes. “They are filled with antioxidants, essential amino acids, and 21 other minerals. They contain very high levels of iron and vitamin C.” Benefits of goji berries include boosting the immune system, circulation, and eyesight.