Food goes through fashions. And while kale and quinoa might be the current on-trend healthy foods, there are many, many others which are just as good for you.
Some of the following might seem a bit old fashioned, however here are five foods which are very good for you, but you may have forgotten about.
Pepitas are dried pumpkin seeds. They are packed full of mono- and poly-unsaturated fats, together with zinc, calcium, fibre, B vitamins and carotenoid antioxidants. Scatter pepitas on a salad, or toast some in a pan and then sprinkle over a bowl of soup.
This sesame seeds paste is full of goodness - protein, antioxidants, fibre, minerals like calcium, zinc, magnesium and potassium, as well as vitamin E. Spread tahini on toast, instead of using butter and then top with honey or a mashed banana.
While they have an old fashioned image, prunes are soft and sweet, with a delicious flavour. They're also full potassium, fibre, zinc, iron, carotenoid antioxidants and are lower in kilojoules than many other dried fruits. Try poaching prunes in water, with some honey and cinnamon and then serve on your morning porridge.
Low GI and high in soluble fibre, the kind of fibre that's been linked to cholesterol lowering, barley is also delicious. You can add barley to soups, use it instead of rice, or mix it together with some yoghurt, fruit and nuts for a healthy breakfast.
Turmeric is a brightly coloured spice found in curry powder and many other spice mixes. It's a concentrated source of antioxidants, on par with strawberries, raspberries and cherries.