10 Spring Superfoods

February 23, 2016
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“Food, if it’s chosen well, can reshape our medical destinies for the better,” says David Katz, MD, director of the Yale Prevention Research Center. It can also improve our mood, focus, energy, skin, and metabolism. Here’s how to graze your way to a supercharged you.

10 Spring Superfoods

1- Walnuts; are packed with tryptophan, an amino acid your body needs to create the feel-great chemical serotonin

2- Asparagus; are one of the best veggie sources of folate, a B vitamin that are crucial for mood.

3- Spring Garlic; has a compound called Allicin, which may keep you from overeating by stimulating satiety in the brain

4- Legume; Beans are one of your best bets. Your body has to work to break down the bean to get through the fiber, so you’re actually expending energy to digest it.

5- Spinach; are a great source of iron, which is a key component in red blood cells that fuel our muscles with oxygen for energy.

6- Artichokes; are loaded with magnesium, a mineral vital for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body – including generating energy.

7- Salmon; is rich in a fatty acid called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), a type of omega-3 that naturally helps block the release of UV-induced enzymes that diminish collagen, causing lines and sagging skin.

8- Strawberries; They’re loaded with antioxidants that help your skin repair damage caused by environmental factors like pollution and UV rays. Plus, they’re packed with vitamin C.

9- Eggs; The yolks are chock-full of choline, a key nutrient for recall. Your body needs choline to make a brain chemical called acetylcholine, crucial for storing memories.

10- Blueberries; Eat them regularly and you may reap big brain benefits

source: www.health.com