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Top 10 Spring Superfoods

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Top 10 Spring Superfoods

While seasonal foods differ from place to place, I’ve tried to pick foods that are in season in most places for my top 10 spring superfoods list.  Here they are:

Artichokes—Globe artichoke contains a natural phytonutrient called cynarin that supports healthy liver function and boosts the detoxification of harmful chemicals.  Recent studies show that artichoke helps with digestive troubles, irritable bowel syndrome, and lowering high blood pressure.  Choose artichokes that feel heavy for their size.  Trim off the outer leaves and use the inside portion, known as the “heart.”

Asparagus—An excellent source of vitamins K, C, A, folate, B1, B2, niacin, B6, manganese, potassium, magnesium, and selenium, asparagus is a spring nutritional powerhouse.  Thanks to the amino acid asparagine and high potassium content, it helps to cleanse the kidneys.  By doing so, it helps reduce water retention in the body and balance blood pressure.  It also contains rutin which helps maintain healthy blood vessels and aids the prevention of haemorrhoids.  Choose thin stalks.  Flex the stalk with both hands and it will naturally break off the woody portion of the plant.  Use the top portion.

Cauliflower—Research shows that cauliflower eaters have lower rates of cancer than people who don’t eat this vegetable.  It contains sulforaphane, which according to researchers at John Hopkins University School of Medicine, stimulates the body’s production of cancer-fighting enzymes.  Plus, it packs a nutritional punch with vitamin C, potassium, and fiber.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 15-time book author and doctor of traditional natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and The Phytozyme Cure. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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1:41PM PDT on Sep 7, 2011

good to know

10:32AM PDT on Jul 17, 2011

thanks

7:08AM PDT on Jun 25, 2011

thanks for the info

7:00AM PDT on May 26, 2011

Lots of good stuff in this list

3:00AM PDT on May 26, 2011

Thank-you.

10:24AM PDT on May 24, 2011

thanks.I teraslated it for nutritional magazine.

8:23AM PDT on May 24, 2011

Good info!

12:56AM PDT on May 21, 2011

Good stuff.

8:12PM PDT on May 18, 2011

good info

12:08PM PDT on May 18, 2011

ty

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