4 March Superfoods to Optimize Your Health

4 March Superfoods to Optimize Your Health
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It’s important to eat in season. For most of us, that also means keeping up with what powerful superfoods each month will bring into season. The month of March brings sun for some, and snow for others. While the temperature may be in high contrast across the globe, March’s superfoods are excellent for both cold and warm weather climates. Offering both warming characteristics for a cold night and a light juicy snack for a hot day, here are 4 March superfoods that will aid you in your quest for optimal health.

1. Honeydew

Honeydews are a top favorite that start coming into season in March, launching off the subtle initiation of the spring season. Honeydews, outside of their delicious and juicy taste, are loaded with vitamin C — a nutrient effective in fighting infection, fighting strep throat naturally, boosting overall immunity, and even combating life-crushing stress.

When selecting a honeydew, look for one that feels heavy for its size. In addition, seek out a honeydew that bounces back when pressed. For preparation, honeydew is great on its own or thrown into a salad in chopped pieces.

2. Artichokes

Are you getting enough potassium? Chances are that even with a healthy diet, potassium intake may be less than optimal. This is especially the case if you’re experiencing muscle spasms or cramps. Artichokes are a great source of potassium, as well as folate. Folate is a miracle substance as it actually helps to facilitate the production of DNA and RNA.

You can use artichokes in soups, stews, or throw them in with virtually any other meal option. Artichoke hearts are particularly easy to throw into a raw salad filled with other delicious and nutrient-packed ingredients.

3. Peas

A great source of not only vitamins A and C, but protein as well, peas are especially appealing to young children. While some children may shun healthy vegetables in favor of harmful processed food products, peas are often delicious to adults and toddlers alike. What’s more, peas are relatively inexpensive and often come in large quantities.

Peas are great side dishes, or can be thrown into a pasta or salad dish.

4. Cherimoya

You probably haven’t heard of cherimoya, though I recommend you try introducing it into your diet this March. A fruit with soft white flesh that comes from the Custard Apple family, cherimoya has a delicious tropical flavor and comes with a valuable nutritional profile. Like many of the March superfoods, cherimoya is full of beneficial vitamin C, though it is also rich in potassium and fiber. The numerous benefits of fiber are continually being highlighted by nutritional experts across the globe, and cherimoya is a tasty way to ensure you are getting enough.

Try cutting up the fruit into cube-like pieces and throwing on a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg. Alternatively, you can include some cut up cherimoya into a bountiful fruit salad for a tropical taste.