1. Green banana
This starchy vegetable is a mainstay in many Latin and Caribbean cuisines, and for good reason. “Green banana is abundant in resistant starch, and that is excellent for gut health and blood sugar regulation,” says Anderson-Haynes. Try roasting in the oven or adding to a stew or curry.
2. Golden beets
Give red beets’ golden siblings a shot, too. Just like the redder versions, the orange-yellow variety of beets also boast a variety of antioxidants to support immunity and more. “Antioxidants help protect the cells in our body from free radical damage and support our body’s fight against invaders like viruses and bacteria,” explains Anderson-Haynes.