It’s spring!! So that means that our gardens will be popping out before we know it. What are you planning to grow this year? Here at Heroic Health Headquarters, this is the year that we are taking on the challenge of growing a bunch of new and exciting stuff. Things like asparagus, spinach, peas, radishes and more will soon be blooming… and we will be happy! Nothing beats produce fresh out of the garden J
So here are some things that you may not have known about some commonly-grown garden veggies. Learn, and then grow them yourself! It’s easier than you might think.
Asparagus: Come spring, asparagus are front and center in the produce section. These lovely green stalks are packed with folate (great for expectant moms), high in vitamins A and C, and rich in cancer-fighting antioxidants. Be sure to make use of these spears as soon as you see them — asparagus tend to lose flavor once they are harvested, so finding them at the market and cooking them up that night guarantees the best taste possible these lovely green stalks are packed with folate (great for expectant moms), high in vitamins A and C, and rich in cancer-fighting antioxidants.
Nutritional info: 1 cup contains 27 calories, 0g fat, 5g carbohydrates, 3g protein 1 cup: 27 calories, 0g fat, 5g carbohydrates, 3g fat, 3g protein
Strawberries: a great source of potassium, fiber and antioxidants.
Nutritional info: 1 cup contains 46 calories, 0g fat, 11g carbohydrates, 3g fiver, 1g protein
Spinach: spring puts fresh spinach front and center stage. It has tons of vitamin K (which helps keep blood healthy), C (which strengthens immune function), and A (which keeps vision sharp).
Nutritional info:1 cup contains 7 calories, 0g fat, 1g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 1g protein
Broccoli: eating large amount of cruciferous vegetables like broccoli may help stave off age-related decline in memory.
Nutritional info: 1 cup contains 31 calories, 0g fat, 6g carbohydrates, 2g fiber, 3g protein
Carrots: these veggies are loaded beta-carotene! Little known fact: the baby carrots found in stores don’t hold as much nutritional value as larger carrots because the skin is removed during processing. In this case, bigger IS better!
Nutritional info: 1 cup contains52 calories, 0g fat, 12g carbohydrates, 4g fiber, 1g protein
Peas: provides nutrients like iron (gives you energy) and vitamin B (necessary for metabolic function).
Nutritional info: 1 cup contains 41 calories, 0g fat, 7g carbohydrates, 3g fiber, 3g protein
Radishes: this little root is low in calories and a good source of fiber, vitamin C and potassium.
Nutritional info: 1 cup contains 19 calories, 0g fat, 4g carbohydrates, 2g fiber, 1g protein
All of these veggies are at least relatively easy to grow… and nothing tastes better than grabbing a handful of veggies right out of your garden! Enjoy the new season