What are Spring Foods?
Spring is here! Now it’s time to start shifting what you are fueling your body with. In the winter months, it is a tradition that we eat a lot of root vegetables and warming foods. Of course, it is colder out, so we want to warm up. The root vegetables are because that is technically what is in season. Harvested in the fall, and if kept properly they keep most of the winter.
Winter is also a time for the body to do a lot of rest and repair. Traditionally, farming has slowed down in the winter months. The days are shorter with a lot less sunshine. Your digestion will be completely different in winter as it is in springtime. Sun is out longer, our bodies start kicking into high gear! It is time to do more things outdoors.
Spring has Sprung
That air is getting warmer, other foods are now moving into season. During this time these food are going to have their peek nutrients. Definitely want to consume them. This is when you will see foragers walking the ditches, tree lines, or wooded areas to get the best of the best!
So what are these Spring foods?
Over 22 different Vitamins and Minerals in a serving, the Asparagus comes with a heck of a health punch. To mention a few in 1 cup serving it has 101% of your daily recommended intake (DRI) of Vitamin K. Also, it has 67% of your daily folate. It is also a potent Anti-Inflammatory and Antioxidant. To learn more in-depth information Click HERE
Coming in at over 15 Vitamin and Minerals in a serving- the Crimini Mushroom. It has 40% of your DRI of copper, and 34% selenium. Both play a huge role in energy production. Perfect for spring. Again, they are great for Antioxidants and Anti-Inflammatory. To learn more Click HERE.
A whopping 23 different Vitamins and minerals are found in Red Radishes. With Vitamin C nearing the top with 29% DRI. They are also a good source of potassium. They are also great liver support and a good source of antioxidants.
A wide variety of different Vitamins and minerals. Great source of fiber, and antioxidants, which can help support heart health. Also, Vitamin K is right near the top, which gives important blood and bone support.
Let’s specifically chat about Raspberries. With 43% DRI of Vitamin C, 36% manganese, and 29% fiber. Can you take a guess as to what it is good for? YES! You guessed it! Super rich in Antioxidants and Anti-Inflammatory properties. There is actually significant research on the topic of Type-2 Diabetes. Plus, with most of these plants, you can get 2 harvests off them! Learn more.
Did you notice a Theme?
A lot of these are amazing sources of Antioxidants/ Anti-Inflammatory. We often see a lot of germs, flu, colds, etc. Floating around in the winter months. We are also not eating a ton of Fresh foods. So our immune system has to work their buts off. We do have to support our immune system/ functions. So what better time to do it when you want to be out and about more!
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