Rhubarb

Enjoy Seasonal Spring Foods

This week’s tip is about how to be ethical and healthy with these seasonal spring foods.
Watercress -It contains a powerful super nutrient called phenethyl isithiocyanate, which research reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found to be especially good for zapping cancer-causing triggers. It’s also a good source of lutein, important for eye health. Whizz up a tasty watercress soup using stock, watercress, milk and a little seasoning for a really healthy lunch dish. Serve with a wholegrain roll.
New potatoes- An average 175g serving of these potatoes gives us almost half of our vitamin C for the day, along with a couple of grams of fibre to help nudge our way to our 18g a day target. They taste delicious boiled, crushed and sprinkled with chives and a drizzle of olive oil.
Rhubarb- This gives us fibre and potassium, which helps to keep blood pressure under control. It makes a tasty dessert- just add a healthy crumble topping made with oats and wholegrain flour.

Emma Driskell -Fitness Professional @Bexley
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16/06/2011