Feel-good foods

What to eat for quick energy and good digestion, and easy recipes to try right now

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STRONG IMMUNE SYSTEM

Top choice: Broccoli (½ cup)

Easy recipe: Stir-fry broccoli florets in canola oil with ginger, garlic, and red chile flakes.

Why it works: Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant abundant in broccoli, protects cells and body tissues from oxidative stress, thus warding off disease and illness.

Other great sources:

• Brussels sprouts (½ cup)
• Cantaloupe (½ cup cubed)
• Cauliflower (½ cup)
• Green and red bell peppers (½ cup)
• Kale (½ cup)
• Kiwi (1 large)
• Mangoes (½ cup or one-third of a mango)
• Oranges and other citrus fruits (1 medium)
• Papayas (½ cup)
• Pineapple (½ cup)
• Strawberries (½ cup)
• Sweet potatoes (½ cup)
• Tomatoes (1 medium)

 

 

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