Seems like it is really good to eat local and seasonal foods for healthier living. So, we picked most healthy seasonal foods you can afford in may. In addition, you will find some recipes that help lose and maintain weight, and inspiration. Are you ready?
Why should we eat seasonal foods?
There are lots of reasons why seasonal products are good. And healthy seasonal foods are twice good! Here are just several pros:
- Better taste. No doubt, fresh seasonal foods taste amazing.
- Higher nutrition rates. Seasonal fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Moreover, according to studies the level of iodine and beta-carotene in milk is higher in summer!
- Perfect fit to your seasonal nutritional needs. The natural cycle of produce supports our bodies itself. For example, leafy greens help us alkalize, detox and lose weight in spring.
- Lower price. Because seasonal abundance of produce makes it cheaper.
- Benefits for the environment. First of all, seasonal foods need less toxic compounds that spoil water and soil as well. Organic foods are better for your health, too.
Healthy seasonal foods right now with recipes
First of all, check this list of healthy seasonal foods for may:
- Asparagus. It is an excellent source of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, E and K, choline, copper, folate, iron, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, and pantothenic acid. Also, it contains proteins and dietary fiber.
- Blueberries. They are one of so-called superfoods. Particularly, they are good for your brain, for your skin, and for your urinary tract.
- Kale and lettuce. Leafy greens are low in calories and contain zero fat. Besides, they are high in fiber. In addition, they contain lots of vitamins and minerals.
- Radishes. The freshest ones provide you with fiber, vitamin B6, folate, riboflavin, potassium, copper, and many other important nutrients.
- Rhubarb. First of all, it helps lose and maintain weight. Furthermore, it improves digestion, stimulates bone growth, and increases skin health.
- Strawberries. In addition to antioxidants, strawberries contain many other nutrients, vitamins and minerals, including folate, potassium, manganese, and dietary fiber. It is also extremely high in vitamin C, and so tasty!
And here are some ideas how to cook them:
- Asparagus recipes from Delicious Magazine.
- Healthy desserts with blueberries.
- How to cook leafy greens?
- Get inspired with these radish recipes!
- Rhubarb recipes from Saveur.
- Love strawberries? Here are some good ideas!