May Superfoods to Keep You Healthy
May is finally here and the warm sunny weather is quickly approaching. Despite the onset of heat waves headed your way, making sure you’re staying active and eating healthily will help keep your weight loss goals in the forefront of summer after gastric bypass surgery or lap band.
Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and Hollywood coastlines are a great place to escape to the sandy beach for an exhilarating bike ride or a long morning run. With the temperatures rising every minute you need to remember to stay hydrated and fueled when it comes to your fitness regimen. Eating healthy in-season foods like fruits and vegetables are a great source of energy and perfect for healthy weight loss.
Here are some fresh May superfoods to eat for some healthy fitness fuel.
Hybrid Boysenberries – The boysenberry is a unique hybrid of not only the blackberry and loganberry but the European raspberry as well. Besides being delicious, boysenberries can provide you with several health benefits from their abundance of antioxidants that help to fight off free radicals that cause cell damage and promote disease.
Fresh Apricots – Dried apricots are usually available any time of the year but only fresh, juicy apricots are grown during the summer months. May welcomes the apricot with all of its health benefits and so should your healthy weight loss diet. Apricots are an excellent source of Vitamins A & C, iron, potassium and fiber to help keep you full and energized during physical activity.
Ravishing Radishes – Radishes are not only low in calories but they contain no fats or cholesterols when eaten raw. The biggest benefit the radish boasts is its ability to keep you fuller longer with its high water and carbohydrate content.
Altruistic Avocados – Although avocadoes are virtually in-season all year round, the month of May brings the celebration of Cinco de Mayo, so stores tend to stock up on their supply for customers to make dishes that complement the holiday’s festivities. Besides being the key ingredient to delicious guacamole, avocados are a superb source of fiber, potassium, Vitamin C & K and filled with heart-healthy unsaturated fats. Introduce some avocados to your palette this may, but make sure to eat them in moderation.
Dandelion Greens – These leafy greens are the perfect addition to your healthy weight loss regimen. Dandelion greens have a high concentration of folate, magnesium, phosphorus and copper. They tend to be slightly bitter and a bit peppery but loaded with beta-carotene which promotes good eyesight.
These are just a few May superfoods to add to your healthy diet. Talk to your weight loss surgeon to find out if any of these superfoods will make a good addition to your post-surgery diet.