Spring is the perfect time to make a change to your diet and start eating healthier foods. The cold winter months can mean what you consume is slightly heavier, reducing the nutrients you should be getting. Spring cleaning your diet and choosing tasty healthier options will leave you looking and feeling great.
We’ve picked the top eight fruits and vegetables (super foods) which, if included in your diet, will mean you’ll start reaping the benefits from the get go.
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Asparagus: This is an ultimate spring vegetable packed with vitamins A,C,E and K. When these are combined, they will keep your skin and hair looking healthier, and make your immune system ready to fight any illnesses. Asparagus is also full of antioxidants, which are often used as supplements to promote health.
Apricots: This is a delicious fruit that is perfect in spring. It’s strong in potassium and fibre, as well as vitamins A which will keep your eyes bright, and Vitamin C which will keep your immune system strong.
Avocado: Avocado is most famous for being high in fat – The good kind! Monounsaturated fat found in avocado is perfect for helping to improve skin by stimulating the production of anti-wrinkle collagen, meaning anyone who wants a crystal clear complexion should be eating avocado regularly.
Blood Orange: It’s not as scary as it sounds. A blood orange is a perfectly sweet fruit most tasty in the spring. Containing calcium, fibre and vitamins A & C, these fruits store for a relatively long time, and are a perfect snack or accompaniment for a salad.
Cauliflower: Cauliflowers are a great source of manganese and Vitamin C, which both act as brilliant antioxidants. These vegetables also help with your digestive system, and serves as a good source of protein and potassium.
Sour Cherries: Sour cherries are known as an ‘everyday healthy fruit’ due to the fact that they contain most vitamins you need to feel and look healthy. Although not recommended to eat in vast amounts, sour cherries are perfect for a healthy snack.
Spring Onions: Spring Onions are of the most powerful vegetables during spring. As well as often being used as an alternative medicine for the common cold, the spring onion lowers blood sugar levels and helps speed up the level of blood circulation in the body.
Watercress: Watercress is one of the few leaves that contain masses of nutrients including iron, magnesium, calcium and zinc. Watercress also contains vitamins A, B1, B6, C, E and K that will all keep you immune system in top shape.
Eating all of these fruits and vegetables will mean you’re on the right track to becoming the fitter and healthier you. You won’t obviously be able to eat every one of these foods every day, and you may not enjoy some of them! It could be a good idea to purchase vitamin supplements to replace what you’re missing. These are a great substitute, and can be taken any time of the day.