Sustainable and Plant-based Lifestyle influencer shares her secrets of how-to eat in April!

How to Eat in April: Your Spring produce guide!

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Get the most of your Spring produce with this guide of How to Eat in April!

March has marched past, and now we enter into another splendid spring month – April! Even though the month has gone by, the only thing that stays constant is the rich spring harvest. Just like we did at the onset of March, today we will be talking about the fruits and vegetables in the diverse April produce; a simple guide of how to eat in April! Enjoy your spring produce guide!

Without wasting any more time, let’s head straight into the spring farmers market! 

Parsnips

The unique test and innumerable benefits of parsnips are two main reasons why you need to include them in your diet right away. Along with lots of essential nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, and micronutrients, parsnips are a great source of fiber too. Parsnips are one of those roots that are rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber. This also means they are perfect not only to ease gastrointestinal ailments but also to help relieve constipation.

Kale 

One of the most nutrient-dense vegetables, kale is indeed the king of greens. It belongs to the cruciferous family, which is already popular for the health benefits it offers. 

There are different varieties of kale– some have purple leaves, while the other varieties feature smooth or curly leaves. Either way, the benefits still stay the same. Kale is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals and contains very little fat. It is a powerhouse of antioxidants such as beta carotene, vitamin C, flavonoids, and polyphenols.

Rhubarb

The only edible part of the rhubarb plant is its bright red stalk. This red color is because of the presence of anthocyanins, a type of flavonoid. This type of antioxidant may contribute to counter the growth of cancer cells in your body. 

A rich source of vitamin K, rhubarb plays an essential role in blood clotting as well as for the overall health of your bones. The fiber in kale is perfect for maintaining a healthy digestive tract too.

Lettuce

Super hydrating, high in fiber, and low in calories, lettuce is just what we all need in our everyday lives. Like rhubarb, lettuce has a lot of varieties, yet the health benefits stay the same across all types. It is loaded with powerful antioxidants and is rich in vitamin A. This helps to maintain the health of your eyesight. The potassium and magnesium in lettuce also work wonders for the health of your heart. Packed with vitamin K, lettuce also helps lower blood pressure. 

So the next time you’re making a sandwich or salad, don’t hesitate to add lots of lettuce to it!

Summing Up: Hope you enjoy your spring produce guide

April’s produce is as rich and diverse as those of March. While Sanza will share many recipes featuring these spring gems this month, we encourage you to experiment with these wonderful spring fruits and vegetables to produce some amazing recipes.

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