Spring SuperfoodsPosted: March 29, 2012
It is salad time! So if you want to make your spring salad SUPER healthy, Eat This, Not That (Rodale Press) has a good article this week on “Superfoods” – foods that make us healthy in multiple ways.
Here is their list:
Asparagus: Lots of Vitamin K, some Vitamin A, moves calcium to your bones, wards off hangovers!
Fava Beans: Lots of protein, lowers your cholesterol, stimulates you sexually!
Lettuce: Except for iceberg, and especially when fresh, local and dark, packed with antioxidants.
Scallions: Antioxidant, antihistamine, lowers your blood pressure.
Spinach: All unpronounceable, but good: Vitamin C & K, betaine, lutein. Good for your eyes, energy, and exercise performance.
Radishes: (My wife loves these). Vitamins, and eaten with broccoli, helps fight cancer! Leaves are ultra-healthy too.
Arugula: The peppery flavor keeps you interested enough to eat the rest of the salad <JK>. Full of magnesium.
Peas: Vitamin C, and B1, which boosts mood and wards off depression. (I love pea shoots in salad)
Artichokes: Good for digestion, make other foods taste better.
So stock your spring salads full of super foods, and enjoy the health benefits and the taste.