<p>Well, we all know tomatoes are really a fruit, but we do love to treat them like a vegetable. And lucky for us, they are packed with lycopene and plentiful vitamins making this fruit-in-veggie-clothing another effective cancer fighter.</p>
Much maligned Brussels sprouts are a fabulous source of folate, plus vitamins C and K as well as being very high in fiber. My tip: they are really great roasted which caramelizes and brings out their sweet flavor. Drizzle them with balsamic vinegar!
Like tomatoes, bell peppers are actually a fruit, but treated like a vegetable. All peppers are a great source of nutrients, whether spicy or mild, but go for color. Red bell peppers are full of fiber, folate, vitamin K, and the minerals molybdenum and manganese.
That Popeye knew a thing or two about veggies, and his preferred leafy green is one of the most vitamin-packed foods you can find! Spinach also has anti-cancer carotenoids and it is a great source of iron. But don't overcook spinach, or you risk losing much of its nutritional value. (Baby spinach salad? Now you're talking.)
Broccoli is chock full of cancer-fighting antioxidants, plus beta-carotene, vitamin C and folate which keep your immune system happy and reduce risk of cataracts and heart disease. Broccoli is also an awesome source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Is there anything broccoli can't do?
<p>Eggplant is known for being high in antioxidants and being helpful in both lowering blood pressure and weight management. Don't be afraid of eating the skin which contains some awesome antioxidants!</p>