After eating heavy and monotonous foods that we eat during the winter months, our bodies are exhausted, so eating healthy in the spring months is more important than ever. In addition to the lack of nutrients and vitamins, an additional burden can be the transition to daylight saving time which takes up our precious hour of sleep.
Because of all this, in the spring we often suffer from bad mood and malaise and are more susceptible to disease. In order to survive the spring without any problems, it is necessary to rest and sleep enough and strengthen the body with vitamins and other nutrients, and fresh food will best help us in this.
In the spring, there are plenty of fresh and tasty foods on the markets and in stores that are a great base for imaginative meals. Have some green leafy vegetables on your plate every day. Broccoli, chard, cabbage, spinach, all these vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that will supply the body and at the same time do the mild detox we need after winter.
In addition to green leafy vegetables, your plates should also include the following foods.
It stimulates kidney function and helps to resolve toxins, and also contains enzymes that promote calorie burn. For that reason, those who are trying to lose extra weight should be included in their menu. Pineapple is best consumed for breakfast.
Broccoli boosts immunity and low in calories. You can eat it chopped with a little olive oil, lemon juice and garlic, or cook it as a side dish to another dish.
Fish is a great choice because it is a light food that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids that protect the heart and blood vessels. In addition, consuming fish provides the body with the required amount of iodine. Consume fish at least once a week.
They contain a lot of calcium and magnesium, and in addition they are really low in calories.
It is a great source of vitamins A and C, and you can eat it raw. If you cook it, do not overdo it, because by cooking longer you will destroy valuable vitamins.
They are an excellent source of folic acid, which is important for brain and heart health. One cup of asparagus provides 67 percent of the recommended daily amount of folic acid. In addition, they stimulate kidney function and metabolism.
Lemon, lime, tangerine, orange and grapefruit are rich in Vitamin C, which is great for boosting vitality and immunity. Make sure you consume some of this fruit daily.
Almonds, hazelnuts and nuts are extremely rich in nutrients, especially the essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6. You should definitely include them in your diet, not just in the spring as they are great as a quick and healthy snack.
The body also needs more fluid so don't forget about water and teas.
Author: A.V., Photo: Ildi Papp / Shutterstock