2. Camu Camu
No I didn’t repeat the name of this juicy tropical berry twice. However, you will want to scream its name from a palm-tree covered cliff when you find out that not only does it fight the signs of aging—crow’s feet, wrinkles, and dark spots…I’m looking at you—one serving delivers the single, highest amount of vitamin C in the world!
3. Chia Seeds
If a celebrity medical endorsement from Dr. Oz wasn’t enough to gain attention, chia seeds, are being touted as a fiber- and protein-rich super food that can be sprinkled on oats, into soups, or stirred into yogurt. Chia seeds don’t have much taste to them so they incorporate quite stealthily into foods for mega nutritional benefits.
4. Adzuki Beans
You might not believe that beans have a place in dessert, but if you just sampled a scoop of Japanese red bean ice cream, you’ve already wet your whistle for adzuki beans. This sweet, low calorie, protein-rich bean is lowest in fat compared to all other beans and legumes, and the sweetest thing about them is that you can make them into ice cream, pudding, and even pancakes.
5. Black Garlic
While the white stuff holds off vampires, it seems a single clove of black garlic (which is fermented white garlic) doubles in antioxidants during the fermentation process, which not only keeps cold and flues at bay, but is probably more potent against warding off evils of the night as well.