We’re in the heart of spring, folks, and with good weather comes fresh fruits and vegetables, which, in turn, enables a healthier, more energized you.
Incorporate these April’s best super foods into your diet that will help you maintain your weight, fight disease, and live longer:
Offering up tons of dietary fiber and Vitamin C, tangy limes pack a ton of flavor and are flexible when it comes to dishes. Use this tiny yet powerful fruit to flavor fish, sweeten up a salad and of course, for key lime pie.
Kohlrabit seems to be a lesser known member of the cabbage family, though it shouldn’t go unnoticed since it’s a great source for thiamin, folate, potassium and Vitamin B6. Try frying the vegetable to make Kohlrabit fries or just simply eat raw.
A milder take to the onion, leeks are high in potassium and Vitamin C and also provide folate, which studies have suggested can help reduce risk of coronary heart disease. Though most usually combined into soups, add leeks to salads and pasta for extra zest.
Asparagus serves as an excellent source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells. Not to mention, the super green food is packed with age-defying antioxidants. Try asparagus as a side dish to complement a poultry or fish dish.