Spring officially began on March 19 and in celebration of all things green and good – let’s take a look at some of the most nutritious green fruits and vegetables in this blog post!
Did you know that a half cup of asparagus contains 2.2 grams of protein, 1.8 grams of fiber and over 10% of your daily intake for vitamin C, A, and K? The benefits don’t stop there either! Asparagus can help to lower your blood pressure and is easy to add to your diet. Just toss a few pieces into a salad or as a snack on its own and you’re good to go!
Everyone knows broccoli is good for you – but not a lot of people know just how good it really is! Broccoli is 90% water, which means there’s nearly no fat. One cup of broccoli equals 2.5 grams of protein and 2.4 grams of fiber – making it a great food choice and don’t forget to include the stem!
Green beans are a great vegetable to base your meals around if you’re looking for a heart-healthy food. They contain no cholesterol and reducing your cholesterol intake can help lower your risk for heart attack and stroke. A cup of green beans provides 2.7 grams of fiber, 25% of your daily recommended vitamin C and 15% of your vitamin A intake.
A lot of people are crazy about avocados – and you’re about to find out why! This little green fruit packs a massive amount of nutrients. In a single serving, you can get 26% of your daily value for vitamin K, 17% for vitamin C, 14% for potassium, and 10% for vitamin E. Try it on toast for a quick and easy breakfast!