7 Foods To Amp Up Your Good Luck This New Year

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a secret formula for good luck all year round? Well, there is, and it’s nearly as easy as eating a pie. We’re not entirely sure how well this works, but several cultures around the world swear by these foods to bring fortune to their families.

Even if you don’t believe in luck, add them to your daily meals to ensure optimum health and prosperity in 2018.


Yellow, black, red and green, lentils are full of health. They represent money (coins) in several cultures. Cotechino Con Lenticchie (green lentils with sausage) is a popular New Year meal in Italy.

Brazilians enjoy lentil soup, and the Southerners eat black-eyed peas for prosperity in the New Year.


Full of healthy omega-rich fatty acids, fish such as salmon, sardines, and herring regulate reproductive hormones in women, while also increasing cervical fluid and promoting ovulation.

Salmon contains selenium, which produces antioxidants that protect the egg and sperm from free radicals and prevents birth defects and miscarriages.


This is a popular delicacy among the Southerners in our country. They pair golden cornbread with greens, both of which symbolize gold and money.

You might have heard them say, “Peas for pennies, greens for dollars, and cornbread for gold!


According to Spanish traditions, you eat 12 grapes for good luck through the 12 months of the year. If a particular grape turns out to be sour, say the fifth one, then it represents the kind of month that’s in store for you.

5Leafy Greens

Veggies such as kale, collards, and cabbage are eaten throughout the world for good luck in the New Year, and it’s easy to guess why. Their color represents money, and they’re great for your health and immunity, of course.


This jewel-toned fruit is eaten for good luck in Turkey. They believe the red symbolizes the heart, the epicenter of life and health. The antioxidant-rich seeds signify prosperity and are said to have various health benefits.

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Updated July 19, 2018

After pursuing her Masters in Journalism, Vanessa got her first big job as a health writer and since then, she has never switched paths. She has always been intrigued by the wonders of a holistic lifestyle, and believes it was destiny that led her to writing for the wellness industry. In her natural state, you can find her tucked under a blanket watching an Indie film, or reading obsessively. At Z Living, she writes about food trends and other daily life expeditions.