12_ This “peasant” sausage is made with pig offal such as tripe, lungs and liver. But far from a poor compromise, these so- called waste cuts are rich in mood- and energysupporting vitamin B12 and iron, says Hodges, plus choline for brain health. The pigs’ diet of acorns and nuts makes their meat rich in healthy fats, too. It’s then cut with chilli and spice and sold in a spreadable form. Slather it on pizza or add it to stews.
13_ You’ll find this sweet, fiery, umami paste in everything from Korean bibimbap to katsu curry. Traditionally, it’s made with chillis, sticky rice and fermented soy. Korea’s Chonbuk University found that mice fed on concentrated gochujang gained less weight on a high-fat diet and had better blood sugar levels, while the Korea Food Research Institute says it might have anti-obesity effects. An excellent takeaway tip.