Eat them as whole fruits or drink a cup of 100% tart cherry juice. Either way many experts have coined them as being one of the most potent anti-inflammatory foods you can consume. “They have high levels of the antioxidant anthocyanins,” says Dr. Hud. Drink 4 to 6 ounces twice a day or add a few whole cherries to oatmeal or whole grain cereal.
This tiny legume is a carb but also great sources of plant-based protein and fiber. “It won’t elevate your blood sugar so you’ll have sustained energy without the spike and crash,” says Andrea Wise, a Chicago-based nutrition coach. Don’t just think of them as a side dish. We like to serve salmon on a bed of lentils and add them to burgers and meatballs.