Spring Superfoods to Add to Your Plate for Weight Loss and Better Health
Now that you’re emerging from your winter shell to revel in the beauty of spring, you’re probably cleaning up your home and yard. But don’t forget to clean up your plate too! What you put on there can make or break you when it comes to achieving your weight loss and health goals.
Fortunately, spring is a ripe season full of wonderful superfoods to choose. Put these on your plate and balance your fitness efforts with ease!
Low calorie, sweet, and delicious, few things are more blissful than a bounty of spring strawberries. They have both soluble and insoluble fiber too which is excellent for weight loss. Add them to spring mix salads for a vibrant and light meal that tastes indulgent.
With loads of fibers and few calories, asparagus is one spring veggie not to miss. It has prebiotics that nourish your gut health, which can keep your immunity strong too. You’ll enjoy weight loss benefits from this vegetable as well as better blood pressure. Asparagus is easy to make into a delicious and nourishing soup that will make a refreshing way to start dinner.
Another high-fiber food for spring is cabbage. But it’s best to eat it raw. Ideally, if you can make sauerkraut, you’ll have that fermented food that will keep your gut in balance. Don’t want to wait to make it? You can buy it, but make sure it’s refrigerated and fermented. The stuff on the supermarket shelves isn’t the same.
Once just garnish at the salad bar, kale was rocketed into superfood status more recently. It has so many vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that it is great for staying young and keeping weight healthy. You can even turn it into crispy chips for a fantastic snack that is completely in line with your health goals.
Refreshing grapefruit is a spring superfood to start the day off with on the right foot. It elevates the mind and body thanks to vitamin C, fiber, magnesium, and potassium.
If you’re tired of eating salads, change the base to arugula instead. It’s more nutritious than iceberg lettuce anyway, and you can eat a ton of it too. It has only 5 calories in one cup. Top it with other veggies and you’ll have a satisfying way to get all those important vitamins and minerals into your day.
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