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Healthy Bites: April 2014
 

Increase your vegetable intake for spring with these in season nutrient-packed choices:

Artichokes – One of the highest fiber vegetables, one cup of artichoke hearts provides 14 grams of fiber.

Arugula – Dark leafy greens contain many nutrients including beta-carotene, vitamin C, folate, magnesium & fiber.

Asparagus – One cup provides more than half of your daily requirement for vitamin K (important for blood clotting and bone strength).

Fennel – This potassium–rich, heart-healthy spring vegetable has a crisp texture and unique licorice flavor.

Leeks – A member of the onion family, slicing releases sulfur compounds which have cancer-fighting potential.

Peas – One cup of fresh peas provides 7 grams of fiber, including soluble fiber which may reduce LDL cholesterol.

Spinach – Rich in anti-oxidants that protect vision including beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, lutein & zeaxanthin.

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