An apple a day can quite literally keep the doctor away. Not only are apples high in fibre, but they are also rich in quercetin, a compound that can protect your brain cells from tissue-damaging free radicals. There is also evidence that white-fleshed fruits like apples and pears can cut your risk of stroke by up to 50 percent!
Kale is an unsung veggie hero that really packs a punch by giving you no less than 420 percent of your daily dose of vitamin K, which is essential for bone health. It also ranks high in cancer fighting glucosinolates.
Whether you are having it on its own or adding it to a salad, spinach is packed full of vitamins A, C, K and Folic Acid. Folic acid is a must-have as it boosts the production of brain chemicals that affect your mood.
Packed with protein and probiotics, yoghurt, especially the Greek kind, is great for helping to boost your immunity.
Giving you more than just bad breath, garlic has heart-health benefits you don’t want to miss and can offer protection against stomach and colon cancer. A recent study also shows that adding garlic, or onion, to wholegrains can help you to better absorb their iron and zinc.