Health Tip: Dig into the Fresh Foods of Spring

And reap the nutritional benefits

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(HealthDay News) -- With the arrival of spring comes freshly grown foods.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests:

  • Opt for fresh, nutrient-rich spinach in salads and other meals. Spinach helps build strong muscles and bones.
  • Dig into vitamin C-rich strawberries, which also are a great source of manganese and fiber. Add strawberries to your favorite treats, from yogurt to smoothies to cereal.
  • Enjoy the colorful varieties of asparagus. To make it more appealing to kids, bake the spears in a mixture of egg, Panko crumbs and Parmesan cheese.
  • Enjoy yogurt, which provides much-needed calcium for bones. Eat a light yogurt parfait loaded with cereal, berries and other fruit as the weather warms up.

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