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9 Spring Superfoods

Fresh picks from the farmers market

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Radishes are good for allergies and asparagus can help with cognitive decline.

You’ve probably tired of sweet potatoes and winter squash. The good news is that a new crop of spring superfoods have landed at farm stands and produce aisles, ready to rescue you from processed grub, junk food and boring meals. Their peak flavors pack a punch in our fresh menu ideas below. Just remember that no one food will save humanity from disease. Various veggies and fruits join forces in the fight against free radicals and inflammatory agents. Welcome spring with these health food heroes.

Peas

Source of its superpowers: Vitamins A, B1 and B6, and C. Plus, peas have more protein per 3/4 cupserving than a tablespoon of peanut butter.

It’s the nutritional nemesis of: Osteoporosis. Peas are loaded with vitamin K1, which helps maintain bone health.

Performs amazing feats of deliciousness in: Mashed potatoes with scallions, sandwiches (smashed as a hummus-like spread) and pastas.

Artichokes

Source of its superpowers: Vitamins C and K, antioxidants, folate and fiber.

It’s the nutritional nemesis of: Inflammation, constipation.

Performs amazing feats of deliciousness in: Artichoke and spinach gratin, salads, dips, pasta dishes. Enjoy whole artichokes steamed to get the most nutrients.

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