greens may not get the same level of notoriety as kale, collards and other more common varieties, however, they pack plenty of nutritional benefits from antioxidant properties to high levels of vitamins and minerals as well as detoxifying benefits.
5. Starting your day with fresh matcha tea instead of coffee could provide the morning boose you need to jump start your day and your health. Matcha, a member of the green tea family, and contains higher levels of cancer and diabetes-fighting chemicals, as well as heart-healthy properties, and caffeine to give you the energy you need to get your day underway.
6. Turmeric is a root plant in the ginger family that has been used in eastern culture and cuisine for thousands of years. The vividly colored spice is well known for its anti-inflammatory benefits but also has strong antioxidant and heart benefits as well. Try adding turmeric powder to your morning shakes, as a seasoning or even in with your ginger tea.
7. Another vegetable to add to your new year diet is fennel. Fennel, in the carrot family, is packed with nutritional substances such as vitamins C & B-6, folate, potassium, and other phytonutrients. Fennel has been noted to have digestive benefits, reducing constipation and improving overall digestive health.