With all the wonderful benefits of spring, it may be hard to pick your favorite. As far as I’m concerned, the absolute best thing about this season is the fresh produce that’s starting to show up. Here are five spring foods you need to set a place for at your dinner table. If you’re not a fan of these green powerhouses, the video above will explain why you should be and how to sneak healthy greens into your diet.
With just 100 calories, this peppery green packs a nutritious wallop. It’s full of vitamins A and C and one cup provides you with 16 percent of your daily calcium requirement.
This member of the lily family doesn’t mess around when it comes to vitamins. In addition to vitamins A, C and E, it’s also full of iron, potassium, protein and fiber. There’s even evidence that asparagus can help fight cancer.
Great for the heart, onions are full of bioflavonoids and sulfur. They also contain quercetin, which can help prevent breathing difficulties.
Who says pie can’t be healthy? Rhubarb is great for the digestive system and is stuffed with antioxidants, as well as potassium, calcium and vitamins C and K.
My favorite veggie is packed with iron, folate, and vitamins A and C. There’s a reason Popeye ate some before every fight; iron provides energy!
Whether you get them from the grocery store, farmers market, or right out of your own garden, now’s the time to chow down. Early spring crops are chock full of phytonutrients and antioxidants, which means they’re as healthy as they are tasty.