Apple: Protects your heart; Prevents constipation; Blocks diarrhoea; Improves lung capacity; Cushions joints

Apricot: Fights cancer; Controls blood pressure; Saves your eyesight; Protects against Alzheimer’s; Slows the aging process

Avocado: Fights diabetes; Lowers cholesterol; Helps prevent strokes; Controls blood pressure; Smoothes skin

Banana: Protects your heart; Soothes a cough; Strengthens bones; Controls blood pressure; Blocks diarrhoea

Beans: Prevent constipation; Help haemorrhoids; Lower cholesterol; Fight cancer; Stabilise blood sugar

Broccoli: Strengthens bones; Saves eyesight; Fights cancer; Protects your heart; Controls blood pressure

Cabbage: Fights cancer; Prevents constipation; Promotes weight loss; Protects your heart; Controls blood pressure

Carrot: Saves eyesight; Protects your heart; Prevents constipation; Fights cancer; Promotes weight loss

Cauliflower: Protects against prostate cancer; Fights breast cancer; Strengthens bones; Heals bruises; Guards against heart disease

Cherry: Protects your heart; Combats cancer; Ends insomnia; Slows the aging process; Protects against Alzheimer’s

Fish: Protects your heart; Boosts memory; Supports immune system; Supports mental health; Fights cancer

Flax: Aids digestion; battles diabetes and breast cancer; Protects your heart; Improves mental health; Boosts immune system

Garlic: Lowers cholesterol; Controls blood pressure; Fights cancer; Kills bacteria; Fights fungus

Grapes: Saves eyesight; Conquers kidney stones; Fights cancer; Enhances blood flow; Protects your heart

Green tea: Fights cancer; Protects your heart; Helps prevent strokes; Promotes weight loss; Kills bacteria

Honey: Heals wounds; Aids digestion; Guards against ulcers; Increases energy; Fights allergies

Lemon: Fights cancer; Protects your heart; Controls blood pressure; Smoothes skin; Stops scurvy

Mango: Fights cancer; Boosts memory; Regulates thyroid; Aids digestion; Protects against Alzheimer’s

Mushroom: Controls blood pressure; Lowers cholesterol; Kills bacteria; Fights cancer; Strengthens bones

Oats: Lower cholesterol; Fight cancer; Battle diabetes; Prevent constipation; Smooth skin

Olive Oil: Protects heart; Promotes weight loss; Fights cancer; Battles diabetes; Smoothes skin

Onion: Reduce risk of heart attack; Fights cancer; Kills bacteria; Lowers cholesterol; Fights fungus

Orange: Supports immune system; Fights cancer; Protects your heart; Straightens respiration; Stops scurvy

Peach: Prevents constipation; Combats cancer; Helps stop strokes; Aids digestion; Relieves haemorrhoids

Pineapple: Relieves colds; Aids digestion; Dissolves warts; Blocks diarrhoea

Strawberry: Fights cancer; Protects your heart; Boosts memory; Relieves stress; Rich in antioxidants

Tomato: Protects prostate; Fights cancer; Lowers cholesterol; Protects your heart; Rich in antioxidants

Walnut: Lowers cholesterol; Fights cancer; Boosts memory; Protects your heart; Rich in antioxidants

The writer is a Delhi-based dietician.