While it can appear more purple than red

While it can appear more purple than red

this cabbage shares many of its benefits with its cruciferous siblings like kale, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli. Its deep color comes from anthocyanins, powerful antioxidants that may decrease the risk of brain disorders, cancer, and cardiovascular disease, according to a recent study.

Red cabbage is packed with vitamins and minerals. A single cup has 85 percent of your daily requirement for vitamin C, 42 percent of vitamin K, and 20 percent of vitamin A. It’s also a great source of fiber, vitamin B6, potassium, and manganese.

Eat red cabbage raw to get the most flavor and nutrients, according to a recent study. You can also cook it, but be sure to steam it with little water and a short cooking time to retain as much anthocyanin, glucosinolates, and other nutrients as possible. For an extra boost of good bacteria, you can also ferment the cabbage.

3. Tomatoes
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From pasta sauce to fresh caprese salad, tomatoes provide hidden benefits. Tomatoes are a great source of lycopene, vitamin C, and potassium. According to the National Institutes of Health, around 85 percent of the lycopene in our diets is from fresh tomatoes and tomato products.

While all varieties provide nutritional benefits, tomatoes cooked with a little bit of oil make it easier for the body to absorb lycopene.

4. Red bell pepper
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These sweet veggies have your daily dose of vitamin A, triple your daily dose of vitamin C, and only 30 calories. They are a great choice for healthy immune function and radiant skin. Their high concentration of vitamin C helps to protect from infection. Munch on them raw or cooked to get their vitamin B6, vitamin E, and folate.

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