When thinking of superfoods, blueberries, kale and avocados probably come to mind first. But with spring only a whisper away, there are some seasonal produce superfoods to keep in mind for all your recipes. When heading to your neighborhood farmer’s market this season, be sure to stock up on these multitasking ingredients below.
Artichokes are the superman of superfoods. A nutrient powerhouse filled with amazing health benefits, they are a gentle remedy for indigestion, can help lower cholesterol and the phytonutrients found in this veggie can even help prevent cancer.
Not only is asparagus a good source of fiber, folate, multiple vitamins and chromium, it’s also a natural brain booster. Asparagus delivers folate, which works with vitamin B12to help prevent cognitive impairment. Even better? This superfood has been shown to help slow the aging process.
Did you know that watercress contains more vitamin C than an orange, more calcium than milk and more iron than spinach? This vegetable has numerous hidden health benefits, thanks to its makeup of vitamins, magnesium and phosphorus, including helping to prevent and stop the recurrence of breast cancer.
An excellent post-workout snack, a handful of fava beans is packed with protein. Not to mention they are also a very rich source of fiber. Similar to watercress, the phyto-nutrients in fava beans have also been found to protect against breast cancer.