WeLlNeSs WeDnEsDaY! When it comes to healthy eating, seasonal foods have so many benefits to offer. Not only are these five foods available at the peak of their ripeness, giving them maximum flavor and nutrition density, but they are also at their least expensive price. PEAS - a wonderful plant-based source of protein. A 100-calorie serving has more protein than a hard-boiled egg or a tablespoon of peanut butter. Nutrition Facts: Peas are a good source of both vitamin C and vitamin K. ASPARAGUS - This springtime ingredient is extremely versatile and can be roasted, grilled, boiled or even sautéed. Nutrition Facts: Asparagus is a good source of vitamin K and folate.
LEAFY GREENS - Regardless of form, all greens are considered healthy additions to a balanced diet. Examples include: spinach, kale, collard greens, swiss chard, arugula, romaine and other lettuces. Nutrition Facts: Leafy greens have some of the highest concentrations of vitamins—especially A, C, and K—as well as minerals like calcium, folic acid and iron. RADISHES - Radishes grow quickly and are ready to eat just 25-30 days after planting. Nutrition Facts: Radishes are loaded with both fiber and vitamin C. RHUBARB - Rhubarb gets its pretty reddish pink color from a phytochemical called anthocyanin. In fact, the color of rhubarb can tell you whether the plant was grown outside or inside. Rhubarb grown outside will be a vibrant red, which also indicates more sweetness. Conversely, rhubarb grown indoors in a hothouse will have a color that tends to be pale red and a taste that is more tart. Nutrition Facts: Rhubarb is a good source of vitamins K and C, as well as the mineral calcium. #wellnesswednesday #fullyfocused #fullyfocusedsportsandfitness #wellness #nutrition #spring #healthyfood #healthytips #healthtips #healthyfood #garden #greens #asparagus #radishes #peas #leafygreens #rhubarb #foodporn #ace #vitamins #calcium #minerals #flavor #seasonal #protein #healthylifestyle #fitness #fitnessmotivation