12 Healthy Foods That Are More Nutritious Than You Realize

These foods often get a bad rap, even though they are actually seriously healthy! Find out why they deserve a place in your diet.

Have you ever wondered if bananas actually make you gain weight? What about if eating eggs is good or bad for heart health? Below you will find 12 foods that either have a bad reputation in the nutrition sphere or simply don’t get the attention they deserve as an everyday superfood.


The health benefits of asparagus aren’t as widely known as say, kale or broccoli, but this green veggie has a whole lot to offer. Asparagus has a pretty impressive nutrition profile, and it is packed with fiber, folate and Vitamins A, C and K. It’s even a sneaky source of protein, packing 4 grams per cup.

Besides being a great way to get a nutrient boost, asparagus also serves some other important purposes. It is a natural diuretic, and helps naturally “detox” the body of excess fluids and salts. Asparagus is also loaded with antioxidants to help slow down aging, prevent inflammation and fight off cancer. Add this crunchy veggie to your dinner table this night with our easy Slow-Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup with Asparagus & Peas.