9 Spring Superfoods

These 9 spring superfoods pack a mighty nutritional punch.

By Emily Main


Fava Beans are a spring superfoodFava beans
Quite possibly one of the oldest cultivated plants around, fava beans are staples in nearly every international cuisine, while in the U.S., they're often passed over for other domestic bean varieties. High in fiber and iron, fava beans are protein powerhouses, with 13 grams per cup of cooked beans. According to botanist and herbalist James Duke, PhD, author of The Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Foods (Rodale, 2008), fava beans also work to lower your cholesterol naturally and, he says, they even stimulate sexual desire.

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