Here are 7 of the top spring foods for optimizing health:
1. Leafy Greens – Leafy greens such as spinach, kale, and Swiss chard are packed with nutrients such as vitamins A, C, and K, as well as iron, calcium, and magnesium. They also contain antioxidants that can help to protect your cells from damage and support healthy aging.
2. Asparagus – Asparagus is a great source of fiber, folate, and vitamins A, C, and K. It also contains a compound called asparagine, which can help to support healthy kidney function and flush out excess fluids from the body.
3. Radishes – Radishes are a low-calorie vegetable that are high in vitamin C and other antioxidants. They also contain compounds that can help to support healthy digestion and liver function.
5. Artichokes – Artichokes are a great source of fiber, folate, and vitamins C and K. They also contain compounds that can help to support healthy liver function and detoxify the body.
6. Peas – Peas are a great source of protein, fiber, and a range of vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, C, and K, and iron. They also contain compounds that can help to support healthy immune function and protect against chronic diseases.
7. Garlic – Garlic is a flavorful herb that is high in antioxidants and contains compounds that can help to support healthy immune function and protect against chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer.
Incorporating spring foods into your diet
Marsha Fenwick, C.N.P. R.R.T.
Marsha is not your typical nutritionist. She began her career 20 years ago as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. Later, she earned her certifications as a Registered Nutritional Consultant Practitioner, Certified Nutritional Practitioner, and Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner. Marsha is also a Certified Cancer Coach. Her clinical practice specializes in: sustainable healthy weight loss, digestive health, women's hormones, diabetes, heart health, and cancer prevention and recovery. For more information and to book a FREE 15 minute consultation go to www.marshafenwicknutrition.com