Are you trying to lose weight this spring but aren’t sure how to approach your dietary routine? An excellent place to start is with superfoods, which are plentiful during the spring season. “Superfoods” is a term you may have heard before, but these nutrient-packed foods may benefit your body in surprising ways. Here are some of the best spring superfoods for losing weight.
Spring garlic has a surprisingly sweet taste. Allicin, which typically gives garlic its distinct smell, affects your body in a useful way during your spring workouts. It helps to maintain your body temperature—and may prevent you from overheating. Enjoy this seasonal food with a cold salad.
Asparagus is excellent at purging toxins from your body, making it a perfect dietary treat. Not only is asparagus rich in copper, calcium, iron, and folate, but it’s also full of Vitamins A, B6, C, E, and K. The dietary fiber in asparagus also assists with your digestive health, which can help you feel full longer.
These red veggies contain anthocyanins which are great at burning fat, lowering the risk of diabetes by reducing the accumulation of free radicals, reducing cholesterol, and promoting glucose uptake and insulin resistance. Radishes have a zesty taste that goes great with various dishes, so feel free to play around with some recipes.
Rhubarb is like sweet celery used in many different recipes. It’s high in “catechins,” an ingredient with belly-fat-fighting properties. Rhubarb helps release fat cells from adipose tissue while also speeding up the processes in the liver that turn fat into usable energy. Rhubarb is typically harvested from early spring to late summer.
This dark leafy green veggie is low in calories but high in everything right for weight loss: fiber, 50% of your daily intake of Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, C, and K, and manganese. Spinach is easy to add to all types of foods, from smoothies to soup and pasta.
Walnuts are full of an essential amino acid called tryptophan which boosts your body’s ability to create serotonin. They are considered a great mood-booster as a result. Walnuts are quite versatile in recipes, and you can utilize them in health-focused sweet treats.
Packed full of metabolism-boosting Vitamin C, strawberries are also rich in anthocyanins like radishes, which may help reduce belly fat accumulation. Strawberries are also a spring fruit, ripening around mid-April to June. They make an excellent treat on their own or can be added to smoothies, salads, and more.
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