Best Diets for Women: 8 Must-Eat Superfoods
Incorporating these powerfully nutritious items into your diet will do wonders for your health -- and your looks
BroccoliOnce upon a time, grandmothers cooked the living daylights out of poor broccoli and, as a result, generations of kids grew up not knowing how wonderfully crunchy -- and delicious -- it can be. It's really good for you too. Broccoli is not just brimming with skin-saving vitamin A, vitamin C and bone-building vitamin K. Dr. Pratt says that this cruciferous (of the cabbage family) veggie is not only one of the "most powerful weapons in our dietary arsenal against cancer," but also "boosts the immune system, lowers the incidence of cataracts, supports cardiovascular health, builds bones, and fights birth defects." Add to that the fact that you can steam it, sauté it in garlic or order it stir-fried with your favorite Chinese protein and you've got an all-around super, superfood.
Don't like broccoli? Try: Cauliflower, Brussels sprouts or cabbage instead.