In springtime there is a great variety of ingredients to choose from for a healthy diet. Many types of vegetables and fruits are available at this time of the year, which help you stay energized in case you intend to build muscles, but they can also be part of a strict fat-burning diet.
Asparagus, containing folic acid and vitamin B, gives a proper boost to your workouts. Folic acid also has an important role in transmitting serotonin and dopamine within the human body. Being a diuretic compound, it stimulates detoxification and blood circulation. Its powder version sold in organic shops is said to ease tooth pain, too.
Legumes are a great source of fibre, satisfying our hunger and satiety, whereas the protein in them helps the muscle-building process. Digesting green peas is enduring for our body, as it needs to break the peel of the peas in order to exploit the vitamins they contain. Consequently, our body is burning calories while we are taking in legumes.
Artichoke, which grows in regions with Mediterranean climate, is rich in phosphor, calcium, magnesium, iron and potassium, as well as vitamin A, B1, B2 and C. It is also known to have high content of fibre and mineral salts. Moreover, it regulates hunger, has diuretic effect and lacks calories, so it is a true superfood for everyone on a diet.
Strawberry and its beneficial effects on our body attract the female public interest for a good reason. Due to its high antioxidant content, the popular fruit stimulates skin regeneration, heals the wounds caused by UV light, and makes the skin tighter and more young-looking. Instead of the sweet flavour of strawberries, the fruit is not abundant in sugar, which means that it’s low in calories.
Mint is one of the most versatile herbs. In wintertime it helps prevent the flu and respiratory infections, whereas during the warmer months we can enjoy its refreshing effect. We know the simplest trick to refresh yourself after a sweaty workout! You just have to put some mint leaves, cucumber slices and lemon slices into a jug of water, leave it in the fridge overnight, and bless yourself for doing so the next day!