Springtime fruits and veggies have arrived at your farmer’s markets and grocery stores (the ones that sell local produce, that is). Spring is finally here, and it won’t be long before even more great fresh produce will start to become available at all your favorite places to shop for local delights. That said, early options are already available. Depending on where you live, that bounty may be larger or have more options than in other places. Even better? Not only do they taste great but they’re also fantastic for natural weight loss.
Springtime Fruits and Veggies Are at Their Best
Springtime fruits and veggies will be the tastiest and most nutrition right now. Local produce that is picked fresh when it’s ripe (instead of before it is ripe so that it can ripen while it is being transported across the country or around the world) is a great deal more nutritious than food that has been off the tree or out of the ground for a longer period of time.
If you’re looking for the ultimate in fresh springtime fruits and veggies, nothing beats the ones that you’ve grown in your own garden. Pick them immediately before you eat them, and you’ll discover flavors you never knew were hidden in vegetables! At the same time, your body will be celebrating a full burst of nutrition.
If you’re not one with a green thumb or live somewhere that you simply can’t grow a substantial garden, your farmer’s market is your next best bet. Many farmers harvest the produce they sell early in the morning before they head to the markets. It’s nearly as fresh as if you’d picked it from your own garden.
Not only will fresh fruits and vegetables from springtime harvests be good for you and taste fantastic, but some of them can even help you to lose weight more quickly and easily. The following are some of the options to watch for to help you to reach your goal just a little bit faster. Consider them some of the top complements to your best diet pills.
Springtime Fruits and Veggies for Weight Loss
- Strawberries – At only 49 calories per cup, these sweet and delicious treats are very high in vitamin C and fiber, which means that they will help you to feel fuller faster and will help to keep you satisfied between meals. The added fiber will also help to keep bloating under control so that you’ll never look bigger than you actually are. As strawberries are notorious for being sprayed with pesticides, organics are the ideal option in this category.
- Asparagus – these interesting looking green veggies are fantastic for any weight loss diet. One spear is only 4 calories, and they are packed full of vitamins, minerals, other nutrients, and tons of fiber. If you’re looking for folate and vitamins A, B, C, and K, then you’ll get them from asparagus, all at once.
- Apricots – these tiny, sweet fruits are shockingly low in calories, at only 17 calories each. This will help you to satisfy your sweet tooth while you load up on nutrients such as vitamins A and C, as well as potassium and fiber. You’ll feel fuller faster when you add one or two of these fruits to your lunch, and it will keep you feeling much more satisfied until you’re ready for dinner. These are also an amazing option to be added to your favorite low-cal smoothie!
- Artichokes – readily available in the springtime and highly delicious, you’ll fill up on fiber while you boost your protein levels with only 60 calories per whole artichoke. Adding these to your meal and eating them first will help to prevent you from overeating and will stop you from craving snacks later on.
Eating any of these delicious and healthy Springtime fruits and veggies will do wonders for your waistline.