Top 5 best spring-specific vegetables
by Vegan Box
Vegetables are considered to be the main source of vitamins and minerals which, along with fruits, contribute to the daily intake of carbohydrates and dietary fiber, being considered foods with high nutritional value.
Now is the time when everything comes to life, and now is the right time to start eating fresh and healthy food. We all know that all seasons come with specific foods and if we still came out of the frosty winter, we thought we would show you what vegetables you should not miss from your daily diet.
Here is a top 5 with the best spring-specific vegetables:
- Green onions - Also known as spring onions, it has large amounts of chlorophyll, a substance that has the property of releasing harmful substances from the body, such as pollutants and free radicals. It is said that those who eat onions are among the healthiest, hardworking and cheerful people. Alcilin, a substance that gives off the smell of onions, is responsible for protecting the lungs and airways, which protects them from infections. Another beneficial substance in green onions is quercetin, a powerful antioxidant, able to relieve circulatory disorders and to prevent cardiovascular diseases.
- Green garlic - this is considered an exceptional food and is found in abundance in spring. Among the nutrients it provides the body are vitamins A, B1, B2 and C, amino acids, calcium, phosphorus, potassium and many other anticancer substances, being recommended in the treatment of over 60 diseases. Green garlic helps the body fight colds, fights digestive disorders, reduces the risk of asthma, helps the development of intestinal flora, eliminates harmful factors that cause stomach upsets, flu, colds, helps strengthen the immune system, stimulates blood circulation, eliminates toxins from the blood and body, helps prevent and treat other severe conditions such as cancer, heart disease, hypertension or infections.
- Lettuce - is high in fiber, vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, folate, manganese, iron, and potassium. The benefits of salad include the ability to prevent bone damage, stimulate heart health and help in weight loss. Also, a bowl of lettuce can be very helpful in case of gastrointestinal disorders, nephritis, urticaria, gout, menstrual cycle regulation, painful periods, sperm, asthma, cholecystitis, diabetes, constipation, liver congestion, hepatitis.
- Red radish - this spring vegetable is highly valued for its high content of vitamin C, folic acid, and potassium, but also for the average content of vitamin B6, riboflavin, magnesium, copper, zinc, iron, and calcium. Radish also contains a lot of antioxidants, being ideal when you face spring asthenia and is a good detoxifier and immune booster.
- Green peas - these are among the first vegetables to appear in spring. Research shows that a cup of peas has more protein than a large egg, without cholesterol in return. Peas are also an important source of soluble fiber and potassium, both of which help maintain heart health. Soluble fiber lowers cholesterol, and potassium helps control blood pressure. Peas are also rich in carotene, protecting the body against cancer.