March is right around the corner, and not to mention March is National Nutrition Month. Luckily, March is one of the first months in which superfoods are bursting from gardens and into our produce isle. Here are my favorite picks for spring.
Artichokes are high in antioxidants which can help combat aging and heart disease. They also have positive effects on the liver thanks to phytonutrients. Not to mention they are packed with fiber.
Artichokes are a great finger food. We drizzle ours with evoo, add a little fresh lemon juice, wrap them in foil, and grill them. Delicious!
Asparagus is low in sodium and calories, and it provides a healthy dose of fiber, potassium and B vitamins. They also pack anti-aging vitamins A, C, E, as well as K, which is a booster for skin elasticity, and luminosity.
I usually steam my asparagus, or my favorite is to toss it in evoo, lemon juice, salt & pepper. Then broil for about 15 minutes. Sprinkle with fresh parmesan cheese while still hot. It is awesome!
Pineapple is probably my most favorite fruit. They are second to bananas as America’s favorite tropical fruit. The season for pineapple runs from March through June, but they are available year-round in local markets. Pineapple has anti-inflammatory and digestive benefits. They also provide anti-oxidants and immune support. Pineapple is an excellent source of manganese, which is an essential cofactor in a number of enzymes important in energy production and antioxidant defenses.
I love pineapple fresh, sliced in a salad, and grilled.
Happy Healthy Living! 🙂