Spring is a time for new beginnings, and the World’s Healthiest Foods asks why not take that perspective into the kitchen and start fresh with a clean slate? This is a great time to make healthier food choices and try new things, allowing us to take a new path in our culinary adventures.
The World’s Healthiest Foods advises us to eat:
Green Foods: These are plants that are rich in chlorophyll and which in turn provide us with nutrients. As the number of daylight hours increases that means there is more chlorophyll in these foods. Consider green vegetables such as spinach, collard greens, Swiss chard, etc.
Lightly Cooked and Processed Foods: The less cooking time, the fewer calories, and least amount of fat. Don’t get weighed down with heavy meals that don’t provide energy or vitality.
As if You Were a Child: This means taking a fresh look at foods that you may have turned your nose up to in the past but are actually quite healthy for you.
Besides eating methods there are several foods that are recommended for springtime. Some of these are those deep green foods such as green beans, spinach, romaine lettuce, collard greens, green peas, asparagus, and Swiss chard. These foods pack a lot of nutritional value, for example:
- Swiss chard is a great source of vitamins A and E and contains beta-carotene.
- Romaine lettuce has vitamin C as well as the mineral chromium.
- Spinach has 13 important nutrients and has properties that help fight cancer.
- Green peas have B-vitamins, folate, and properties that combat macular degeneration.
- Asparagus contains most of the daily requirement of folate and contributes to a healthy heart.
- Green beans have vitamins A and C.
- Collard greens have sulfur compounds which help fight cancer.
The World’s Healthiest Foods also recommend avocados for their healthy fats, basil for vitamin A, and apricots which help reduce cholesterol levels.
Want to learn more about how these spring foods and eating methods can help you? Read the full article here: Rejuvenating Foods for Springtime.