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5 Springtime Foods You Should Be Eating

It’s always best to eat foods when they’re in season because that’s when they’re at their prime, and fewer chemicals are used to harvest them. Spring is a great time to clean up your winter diet and add more vibrant colored foods that grow this time of year.

Some may call these foods as superfoods because they are high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which all work to support overall health.

If you’re ready to eat fresher this spring while maintaining your health, start by incorporating these seasonal foods into your diet.

5 Springtime Foods to Eat

Artichokes: Artichokes are great for supporting liver and gallbladder health because they help support antioxidant levels. You can pull off the waxy coating from the leaves and consume the heart, which is softer.

Beets: Another great food for a healthy liver, beets have been shown to contain powerful compounds that help support liver detoxification along with reducing inflammation in the body.

Bone broth: You may not want to consume broth when the weather is warmer, but it’s a superfood in its own right and can continue to help you support your health throughout spring.

Mushrooms: 2018 is the year of the mushroom as they are being used in just about everything — they even have mushroom coffee! Mushrooms are actually packed with nutrients that can support thyroid health, digestion, and detoxification. The best part is that there’s such a wide variety of mushrooms that we’re sure you’ll be able to find one you enjoy.

Gouda cheese: Seems a bit too savory to be a superfood, but gouda is packed with vitamin K2, which is a masterful vitamin that plays a role in just about every bodily function. You don’t even need to consume that much gouda to get a good amount of vitamin K2 — a sliver is enough to boost your levels.

These foods can be consumed in several different ways and even in combination with each other, which means you won’t get bored eating seasonally.

Also read: Does Your Body Need Spring Cleaning?


Author Bio

Emily Lunardo studied medical sociology at York University with a strong focus on the social determinants of health and mental illness. She is a registered Zumba instructor, as well as a Canfit Pro trainer, who teaches fitness classes on a weekly basis. Emily practices healthy habits in her own life as well as helps others with their own personal health goals. Emily joined Bel Marra Health as a health writer in 2013.

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