6 Foods You Didn’t Know Were Good For You
Garlic. Garlic lovers, rejoice. Your favorite flavoring provides you with vitamin B6, vitamin C, and calcium, and it may even help ward off certain types of cancer.
Dark Chocolate. Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants that can help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.
White Potatoes. There is a popular misconception that sweet potatoes are healthier than white potatoes. While both are healthy, white potatoes are a great source of nutrients and the skin is packed with fiber.
Coconut. Even though coconut is high in fat (and can’t be eaten with reckless abandon) it’s the type that is burned for fuel, not stored, making coconut a better choice than other fatty foods.
Ginger. Ginger contains powerful anti-inflammatory compounds that can reduce pain and swelling associated with arthritis.
Red Meat. Steak gets a bad rap sometimes, but lean beef remains an excellent source of iron.
Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.