Asparagus is rich in vitamin K (which you need for blood clotting, heart and bone health, cancer prevention, and many other functions), as well as copper, selenium, B vitamins and many other important nutrients.
Leafy greens like Romaine and Red Leaf Lettuce are rich in vitamins A, K, and folate, plus chlorophyll, fibre and even water. They can help to reduce inflammation and aid in hydrating and detoxifying your body.
Artichokes are rich in folic acid, vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, and many minerals. These nutrients help lower cholesterol, ensure healthy pregnancies in women, and ensure optimal metabolic cell function.
Carrots are absolutely delectable when they’re in season locally. Rich in vitamin A and other antioxidants, they’re great for maintaining healthy hair, skin, and nails, and are considered an “anti-aging” food. Plus, they’re a powerful cancer-fighter!
Mint is packed with healing properties. It contains an antioxidant called rosmarinic acid which can relieve seasonal allergy symptoms such as hay fever. The menthol it contains is a natural decongestant and it can also soothe an upset stomach.
Peas have a very short growing season of just a few weeks and that makes them all the more special. They contain a wide variety of vitamins and minerals including vitamins C and K, and several B vitamins, plus manganese, phosphorus, and protein. This makes them an excellent anti-inflammatory food.
Strawberries are fresh, ripe, fragrant, and delicious in late spring. They can help balance blood sugar, and the polyphenols they contain will support immunity, healthy cell renewal, and many other functions.