1. Collard Greens: This unpopular leafy green has great reasons to be recognized! It is loaded with heart-healthy vitamin K and antioxidants such as beta carotene. As part of the cruciferous vegetable family, collard greens support the body’s detox, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory systems, helping to prevent cancer. They have also been shown to help reduce cholesterol.
2. Sorghum: A member of the grass family, sorghum is a gluten-free grain alternative that packs complex carbohydrates, protein, B-vitamins, and fiber. It also contains potent antioxidants called anthocyanidins not found in other grains and has been shown to reduce tumor growth and LDL (bad) cholesterol.
5. Hemp seed: With a sweet nutty flavor, hemp seeds are a great source of protein and omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids for vegans and omnivores alike. They also supply iron, zinc, phosphorus, and magnesium. Sprinkle hemp seeds on top of salads, oatmeal, or smoothies.