5. Artichoke hearts
If you’ve ever eaten your way through an artichoke, picking off the vegetable’s petals until you come face to face with its heart, you know how utterly bizarre its core is. There’s a furry center sitting atop the heart, which you have to carefully scrape away with a spoon. Gross? Yes. But here’s the thing: “Artichoke hearts may be the most under-appreciated and underutilized of all superstar foods,” Kulze says. “For just 60 calories per serving, you get a mighty kick of vitamin C, folate, and fiber along with a full range of minerals.” Its antioxidant power is really where the vegetable shines. “Even right from the can or jar, artichoke hearts beat out all other fruits and vegetables—except currants—in terms of antioxidant power,” she says. Toss artichoke hearts on salads, eat them as a quick snack, or prep the vegetable as a side.
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