Ginger may not be anything special to look at, but it's got a hunk of health benefits that Pollock loves. Known in India as the "universal medicine," ginger has long been used to combat all kinds of gastrointestinal distress, and its flavor is pretty amazing, too. Add it to tea, smoothies, baked goods, soups, stir-fries -- you get the picture. Add it to everything.
This supposed aphrodisiac has a lot more to offer than a healthy sex drive, says Laura Smith, nutrition consultant and product & innovation manager at Weight Watchers International. Packed with protein, omega-3 fatty acids, iron, calcium, zinc, B12, and vitamin C, just six oysters can provide you with 6g of protein and 31% of your daily iron intake.