Foods don't have to be rich in color to pack a nutritional punch.
Garlic: This spicy clove's sulfur compounds are converted into a gas that lowers blood pressure. Garlic also reduces the risk of clots by stopping platelets from becoming too sticky.
Cauliflower: With vitamin K and omega-3 fatty acids, a serving of cauliflower on a regular basis defends against chronic inflammation and lowers your risk for cancer and heart disease.
Blackberries: Salicylate, a natural pain reliever, soothes stomach cramps and wards off atherosclerosis.
Raisins: Consuming raisins and other foods loaded with the mineral boron may provide some of the same effects as estrogen therapy to treat menopause.
Originally published in the July 2011 issue of Family Circle magazine.
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