13 May '11, 12am

Top 10 Spring Superfoods

Top 10 Spring Superfoods

While seasonal foods differ from place to place, I’ve tried to pick foods that are in season in most places for my top 10 spring superfoods list. Here they are: Artichokes —Globe artichoke contains a natural phytonutrient called cynarin that supports healthy liver function and boosts the detoxification of harmful chemicals. Recent studies show that artichoke helps with digestive troubles, irritable bowel syndrome, and lowering high blood pressure. Choose artichokes that feel heavy for their size. Trim off the outer leaves and use the inside portion, known as the “heart.” How to Cook an Artichoke Asparagus —An excellent source of vitamins K, C, A, folate, B1, B2, niacin, B6, manganese, potassium, magnesium, and selenium, asparagus is a spring nutritional powerhouse. Thanks to the amino acid asparagine and high potassium content, it helps to cleanse the kidneys. By doing so,...

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