12 Best Spring Superfoods for Weight Loss

Radishes


Radishes get their red hue due to anthocyanins, a phytochemical that has been shown to burn fat and reduce the risk of diabetes. They've also been shown to reduce cholesterol

Asparagus


As one of the very first veggies to make it to the farmer's market in April and May, asparagus is rich in calcium, copper, folate, and iron in addition to vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6

Apricots


In season from late April to mid-July, this stone fruit is the perfect replacement for other more sinful sweets. Loaded with potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin A

Rhubarb


Rhubarb is high in catechins, the same compound that gives green tea its belly-fat-fighting properties. Catechins blast adipose tissue

PEAS


The legume that's packed with a surprising amount of protein—9 grams per cup. "People think peas are a starchier vegetable and not necessarily one that they should be eating

Morel Mushrooms


These mushrooms are the third highest vegetable source of vitamin D (only behind two other mushrooms), serving you 23 percent of your recommended daily value in a single cup

Strawberries


Strawberries come into season between mid-April and June, which makes them a great choice for your spring fat-burning diet At only 50 calories per cup, they also provide 3 grams

Shrimp


While fish is always a great go-to for weight loss, don't overlook the shellfish that gets sidelined by diet stars like salmon and tuna

Greek Yogurt


As the weather gets warmer, a cool bowl of Greek yogurt paired with a low-sugar granola and berries is a refreshing breakfast that will keep you full all morning long. 

Wheat Pasta


Pull your jaw up from the floor—indeed, this surprising carb just happens to be a not-so-guilty pleasure! "When we look at weight loss, we need to look at foods people love

Baked Potato


Sweet potatoes have often outshined the lowly white potato in terms of superfood status. Newsflash: The pale starchy vegetable isn't the diet enemy so many presume it is

Eggs


The effects of an egg breakfast compared to a bagel breakfast containing similar calories in obese participants who want to lose weight

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