Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Tomatoes are brimming with lycopene, an antioxidant which studies show can decrease your risk of bladder, lung, prostate, skin, and stomach cancers, and reduce your chances of developing coronary artery disease. They’re also rich in fiber and contain ¾ of your RDA of potassium, which is essential for heart health and tissue repair.

Eat This! Throw ‘em onto sandwiches and burgers or add them to a homemade salsa.

2 Guava
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Protein per cup: 4.2 grams

The tropical highest-protein fruit, guava packs more than 4 grams per cup, along with 9 grams of fiber and only 112 calories. With 600% of your DV of Vitamin C per cup — the equivalent of more than seven medium oranges! — it should merengue its way into your shopping cart ASAP.

Eat This! Add guava to your morning fruit salad or enjoy it solo as a snack.

3 Artichokes
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Protein per medium vegetable: 4.2 grams

Eating foods high in protein and fiber are key to turning off your body’s hunger hormones. The artichoke is a double winner: It has almost twice as much fiber as kale (10.3 g per medium artichoke, or 40% of the daily fiber the average woman needs) and one of the highest protein counts among vegetables.

4 Peas
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Protein per cup: 8 grams

It’s enough to make Popeye do a spit take: Peas might seem wimpy, but one cup contains eight times the protein of a cup of spinach. And with almost 100% of your daily value of vitamin C in a single cup, they’ll help keep your immune system in tip-top shape.

Eat This! Add peas, onion, garlic and some low-sodium chicken stock to a greased saute pan and season with salt and pepper. Cook until veggies are wilted and warm and serve as a side dish.

5 Beans
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Protein per 1/2 cup: 7-10 grams

Not only are beans rich in protein and nutrients that benefit your heart, brain and muscles, they digest slowly, helping you feel fuller longer. They’re a superfood you should eat daily.

Eat This! Beans make a great addition to salad and homemade veggie burgers.

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