From nature's Viagra to sleep-aiding veggies — Here is an A-Z list of super foods

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A representational picture of an avocado and Blackcurrants.—The US Sun
A representational picture of an avocado and Blackcurrants.—The US Sun 

While an apple a day keeps the doctor away, your daily dose of fruits and veggies offers more than just a health boost. 

From aiding sleep to relieving menopause symptoms, Thea Jacobs provides an A to Z guide to the unexpected benefits of your 5-a-day.

According to The Sun, avocados, rich in antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, safeguard eye health.

Blackcurrants, combined with exercise, may reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction. 

Cauliflowers with sulforaphane slow ageing by reducing inflammation and neutralising toxins.

Dates ease natural labour, while elderberries snack aids sore throats and coughs. 

Fennel is a menopause-relief veg, and grapes fight off bacteria and fungi.

Horseradish aids weight loss, and iceberg lettuce promotes heart health.

Jackfruit, rich in magnesium and iron, aids better sleep. 

Kiwi fruit relieves asthma symptoms, and limes prevent kidney stones.

Mustard greens curb acne, and nectarines reduce pregnancy risks. 

Olives enhance bone health with oleuropein, and parsnips with falcarinol promote relaxation.

Quince is a natural remedy for constipation, rhubarb aids wound healing, and spinach supports strong, healthy nails. 

Tomatoes may increase male fertility, and ugli fruit boosts energy levels.

Vidalia onions, high in Vitamin C, ensure strong bones.

Watercress improves athletic performance, xigua watermelons reduce muscle soreness, and yams boost fertility. 

Zucchini helps maintain a healthy prostate. 

Your 5-a-day isn't just about nutrition – it's a diverse range of natural remedies for a healthier you.