Raw açaí [ah-sigh-ee] is a purple berry that grows in the Amazon Rainforest and has been a staple source of vitamins and nutrients for native Amazonians for centuries. The fruit tastes like a vibrant blend of berries and chocolate, and is packed with polyphenol antioxidants, amino acids, and essential fatty acids.
(Photo: Paulo Santos/Reuters)
Raw tomatoes contain the rare and strong antioxidant lycopene, which is an essential nutrient for the body’s lymphatic system. Tomatoes are also a great source of vitamin C, which boosts the body’s immune system.
(Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Raw Citrus Fruits
Raw citrus fruits—such as grapefruit, orange, lemon, and lime—have high concentrations of vitamin C and flavonoids, both of which bolster the body’s white blood cells and immune system.
(Photo: Bloomberg/Getty Images)
Raw garlic is an herbal “wonder drug,” as it has antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. Garlic also contains the active ingredient allin, which hinders free radicals from spreading throughout the body.
(Photo: Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Raw papaya contains 313 percent of your RDA (recommended daily allowance) of vitamin C, and 67 percent of your RDA of vitamin K, which is necessary for healthy blood circulation and the vitality of the body’s organs.
(Photo: Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images)
Raw ginger has carminative properties, so it clears out the body’s intestinal track and makes it more robust. Ginger is also a warming herb, which means it improves blood circulation, reduces inflammation, and soothes the respiratory system.
(Photo: The Washington Post/Getty Images)
Raw avocado is a potassium-rich fruit and the best-known source of vitamin E, an essential vitamin that protects against many diseases and helps maintain overall health. Avocados also have high concentrations of glutathione, an important antioxidant that improves the body’s ability to absorb nutrients.