The labeling of “superfood” is problematic for me. The word is used so often to describe so many things that it has become a marketing buzzword in the food industry — kind of like “all-natural” — verging on meaningless.superfood becomes a blanket term, the less power it has to inform people on quality and, in turn, we trust it less. For the purposes of this article, we have rounded up nutrient-rich foods available during the spring months, from mid-march to mid-June. It’s as much about seasonality as it is about ranking the “healthiness” of foods.
With the changing seasons and springtime allergies kicking into high gear, there are a few “superfoods” you can add to your daily routine that will help protect you against unwanted illnesses, so you don’t have to miss out on the fabulous weather.
Pick up sweet California strawberries bursting with flavor from the grocery store to boost your immune system and keep your blood pressure low. Stock up on fresh parsley, which are an anti-inflammatory food, or channel your inner Popeye with lots of fresh spinach salads, which promise to boost energy.
We aren’t discriminating; we love all foods, super or otherwise, but these foods will go the extra-mile to promote health this spring.
Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.