Asparagus is a classic spring vegetable which has many health benefits
I have been eating quite healthy for the last few years but it hasn’t always been that way. While of course I always knew that eating healthy stuff is important for keeping your weight in check, I was really inspired to expand my family’s recipe repertoire after reading Forever Young: The Science of Nutrigenomics for Glowing, Wrinkle-Free Skin and Radiant Health at Every Age book by Dr. Nicholas Perricone. It took me several years to gradually switch to a much healthier diet and a key part of that journey has been finding healthy recipes that are easy to make, use simple ingredients available in local stores and are yummy at the same time. I will turn 37 in a couple of weeks and I’m really happy with my weight, my skin and my health so I think making an effort to eat good foods really pays off!
I hope that I can inspire you to eat a variety of healthy foods with this post series! I will try to select in-season produce, give you information on its nutritional benefits and suggest some interesting recipes.
So here you go, the first vegetable in the series: Asparagus!
How to make your skin glow
Healthy Breakfast #1: Wild Blueberry Chia Oatmeal with Walnuts
Steel-cut oats: Provide you with protein, fiber, antioxidants, calcium, magnesium, zinc and potassium.
Chia seeds: Are loaded with antioxidants and protein as well as fiber, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus while adding very few calories.
Ground flax seeds: Good source of Omega-3s and fiber. Use ground flax seeds for better absorption of nutrients.
Blueberries: Super high in antioxidants that help fight premature aging.
Goji berries: Excellent source of antioxidants and beta-carotene. Warning: goji berries may interact with some drugs. If you take warfarin (a blood thinner), diabetes or blood pressure drug talk with your doctor first.
Walnuts: Rich in Omega-3s and Vitamin E that are essential for smooth, glowing skin.