Who doesn’t love spring? This time of year is bursting with color and growth, and you might just find yourself yearning for the fresh flavor of seasonal veggies like asparagus, radish, or rhubarb. As it turns out, these in-season picks have some surprising beauty, weight loss, and even mental health benefits. So, as the weather warms up, use these six spring vegetables to feel your best.
Memory Sharpener: Asparagus
Try adding six to eight spears of asparagus to your next meal to improve your focus and concentration. Enjoying this veggie daily may reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia, according to an article in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition detailing the results of long-term dietary intakes of flavonoids. (Flavonoids are found in fruits and veg, and asparagus is especially rich in them.)
Weight Loss Helper: Radish
Bite into a radish when hunger strikes, and you may shed weight more quickly — plus, you might even reduce your risk of future weight gain. Radishes are high in water and fiber and low in fat and calories, making them the ideal weight loss snack; scientists in the journal Nutrients also discovered that compounds in radishes called glucosinolates can help regulate…