Before Kale there was broccoli. Bursting with antioxidants, and an excellent source of folate, vitamins A, B1, B6, C, E, K. It's also a great source of dietary fiber and potassium. Broccoli is a great all rounder - eat it raw, steamed, stir-fried or blend some up in your morning smoothie.
Garlic is a well-known immune booster, it aids digestion and it's also known for treating bacterial skin infections. Garlic is also known to benefit sufferers of heart disease and cancers.
Green peas have zero fat, zero cholesterol and are very low in sodium. They are rich in disease-fighting anti-oxidants and minerals, high in protein and fibre. Best of all they fight off wrinkles and dark circles and promote clear skin and great hair with vitamins A, C and K.
People tend to steer clear of these little wonders due to sugar content, but prunes are a real powerhouse. Don't be afraid to add them to your diet. They are full of fibre and will help you keep a healthy digestive system and they are full of potassium, Vitamin B6 and copper.
Adding sweet potato to your diet will help boost levels of Vitamins B, C and D and they are a great low GI alternative to their white cousins. Also, they are a great source of potassium - even better than your humble banana.
Tomatoes are high in vitamin A, which is great for hair, nails and skin. They are jam-packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients. Oh, and as far as household staples go, they're delicious too! Tomatoes make a perfect afternoon snack - especially mini romas or cherry tomatoes. Buy organic for the best flavour.