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Spring Fruits & Vegetables to Give Your Health a Boost

Spring Fruits & Vegetables to Give Your Health a Boost

Spring is on the horizon and that means plenty of fruits and veggies will be in season! Along with having richer flavors, eating seasonal produce can give your body additional nutrients.

Asparagus

Along with being delicious, this stalky spring vegetable is also a healthful addition to your diet. Asparagus is a great source of vitamins A, B, C, and K while also being an excellent source of dietary fiber and potassium. Whether you prefer your asparagus grilled, oven roasted, or sauteed—it can give any meal a healthful boost.

Strawberries

This sweet red berry is also in season during the spring months. Packed with vitamin C and potassium, strawberries help your body to fight off infection and supplement your immune system. Strawberries also have anti-inflammatory properties! Try adding them to a salad or slicing them on top of your oatmeal for a healthy meal.

Radishes

This root vegetable comes in many shapes, sizes, and colors but all are a nutritious addition to your diet. Radishes are packed with vitamin C, vitamin B, calcium and potassium. They’re also a great source of dietary fiber which helps to support healthy digestion.

Mangoes

This stone fruit is one of the most nutritious fruits you can find during the springtime. While it’s low in calories, it is rich in the following vitamins and nutrients:

  • Protein
  • Dietary fiber
  • Vitamins C, B6, A, E, B5, and K
  • Niacin
  • Potassium
  • Manganese
  • Thiamine
  • Magnesium
 

The next time you have a sweet tooth, try slicing up some mango and making a smoothie or try making home-made fruit popsicles.

More Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

While the aforementioned fruits and vegetables are some of the most nutritious, there are plenty of other seasonal produce to try this time of year. Try adding some of these fresh vegetables and fruits to your shopping cart this spring: :

 
  • Butter lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Pineapple
  • Scallions
  • Morel mushrooms
  • Limes
  • Leeks
  • Jackfruit
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • cherries
  • Rhubarb
  • Zucchini