Ever wonder what is in season when it comes to your grocery list? Specifically, your fruits and vegetables? Buying seasonal food can not only guarantee fresh produce but can ultimately be a lot easier on your budget. Knowing what is in season can help you plan your meals and snacks ahead of time, making meal prep cheap and easy. Following are a few items to keep an eye out for this Spring.
Strawberries are full of vitamin C, which can strengthen your immune system and leave you energized. As they also have a large number of antioxidants that will remove fatigue from the face and smooth the skin, you should frequently add them to your list this Spring.
Vitamins and minerals from spinach have a beneficial effect on the body, and among them are magnesium, which is great for your heart and muscles, and potassium, which lowers blood pressure, stimulates digestion and cleanses the body.
Walnuts are rich in vitamins and minerals, and healthy fats that will boost your immune system, lower cholesterol and strengthen bones. You can eat them alone, as snacks, or you can add them to your morning cereal or afternoon salad.
Peas should definitely find a place on your list this spring. With a high fiber content, low in fat, and rich in plant proteins, peas are a great source of vitamin B, K and zinc. Peas are also a good source of carbohydrates and fiber. Vitamin K from peas activates osteocalcin, which helps build calcium in the bones and maintains normal blood clotting.
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