Spring is a time of the year that many people look forward to. The days are getting longer and warmer. This is also a time of the year when many people plant vegetables in their garden. The spring vegetables are not only delicious, but they also have many health benefits for seniors too.
Artichoke is filled with iron, phosphorous, potassium and fiber. Studies have also shown that artichoke can improve liver health. Additionally, artichokes can improve digestion, lower blood sugar and fight off migraines.
Asparagus has 114 percent of the vitamin K that you need. Vitamin K can help avoid blood clots. It also has 66 percent of the folate that you need for the day. Folate is a great for keeping your hear in top shape!
Watercress has been noted for its healing properties. In the past, it was used to treat ailments like colds, coughs, constipation, and diabetes. Watercress is high in vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and beta-carotene. It also has calcium and magnesium. Additionally, watercress has flavonoids which helps reduce inflammation.
There are two types of peas: garden peas and snow peas. Garden peans require shelling, and snow peas are edible pods. Regardless of whether you eat garden peas or snow peas, they are always a healthy choice. Peas are high in soluble fiber, vitamin C, protein and iron.
There are many varieties of lettuce. Although lettuce is low in fiber, it is high in water. That is why it is great to eat on a hot day to help stay hydrated. It is also high in folate, vitamin C and potassium.
Eating healthy will help everyone stay in the best shape possible in their later years. For more information about senior health and the benefits of an assisted living community, contact the Arbors Assisted Living today.