Top 5 Greens For Spring
I won’t deny this even for a momentÔÇªI have a complete love affair with greens. Everything about them makes me smile ear to ear. Their colour, crunch, softness, sweetness, bitterness, shape, diversity, and most of all their nutrition. Greens are rich in phytochemicals, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essentially all those incredible nutrients we need to support our body’s immune, cardiovascular, digestive and nervous system health.
As we move into spring there is an abundance of beautiful greens popping up to inspire our eating and optimize our health, these are just a few of my Spring favouritesÔÇª
Adding the perfect little ball of sweetness to so many dishes and meals, peas have unique phytonutrients, which act on our digestive system to reduce inflammation and the risk of stomach cancer. Fresh or frozen, all go wellÔÇª more peas please.
A true spring pick, asparagus is one of the richest food sources of inulin. Inulin is a carbohydrate, which serves as a prebiotic in the digestive system. Asparagus, unlike other vegetables is undigested until it reaches the large intestine, it is there that important bacteria in our gut can feed on inulin, flourish and optimize nutrient uptake.
Broccoli is a member of the cruciferous family, a group of vegetables, which are renowned for nutrients to support your body’s natural detoxification systems. Broccoli however, is particular bountiful in isothiocyanates which can action both phases of the detox process, whilst many other foods may only action one.
The ultimate in greens powders, Bioglan MultiGreens contains over 80 ingredients to improve your health and well-being. Full of fruits, vegetables, supergreens, superfoods and a lovely dose of probiotics, it’s a go-to source for boosting your meals and snacks with high quality nutrition. I’ve been accompanying my breakfast and afternoon snacks with a glass of Bioglan MultiGreens to give me the lift, but there are so many other ways to use it too and we’ll be showing you how!
Let’s not forget the old faithfulsÔÇª spinach and silverbeet are veterans of Team Green and we’ve turned to them throughout the ages for good reason. Spinach has a diverse range of flavonoid compounds, which reduce inflammation, oxidation, and the likelihood of cancer. Perfect any place and any time I’ve popped spinach in smoothies and used it as raw taco wraps. Let’s be honestÔÇªPopeye knew his stuff.
Be part of the green army this Spring and focus on boosting your diet with these nutritional wonders. A little Spring Vegetable and Pesto Quinoa Salad awaits you to kick off the season and shine!