Top 10 foods for a spring health boost
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Being on a budget doesn't mean you can't look after yourself; in fact, if you make sure you buy what's in season then you can eat fresh, healthy foods without eating too much into the bank balance. And keeping a good diet can improve stamina, concentration and general wellbeing. No brainer? We think so. Here's 10 top foods right now for a health boost that will put 'spring' in your step. 1. Asparagus This super food is just coming into season and is packed with benefits, as well as tasting beautiful with a poached egg oozing over it. Full of potassium, it aids weight loss and is detoxing, whilst its high levels of folate are known to reduce inflammation and prevent cancer. 2. Rhubarb As the chill starts to fade rhubarb rockets into season, making a great choice for crumbles that are so easy to make and so delicious. What's more, it's full of antioxidants and even calcium to keep your bones healthy. 3. Potatoes! These starchy but oh-so-amazing miracles aren't always as bad as they're made out to be, and since you can get potatoes all year round they make a great accompaniment to any dish if done the healthy way. They contain vitamin C, potassium, and dietry fibre that keep your bowels in check. Choose white potatoes as they have lower carbs and calories, bake in the oven an bob's your uncle. 4. Lamb As food prices soar, eating meat in season helps you save money without having to compromise. Lamb isn't nearly as popular as chicken, but it makes a great sunday roast, curry, midweek meal or shephards pie that can easily compete for a place in your shopping trolley. 5. Garlic
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