Foods to power up your spring

There’s a food movement afoot: Eating well to look, feel, and perform our very best is hot.

And as Jamie Oliver and Michelle Obama alike are showing us, this isn’t a matter of choking down foods because they’re good for you. It’s about filling your plate with delicious fare.

“Food, if it’s chosen well, can reshape our medical destinies for the better,” says Dr. David Katz, director of the Yale Prevention Research Center. It can also improve our mood and focus. Here’s how to graze your way to a supercharged you.

Power up: Your stamina

Artichokes. If you’ve been huffing and puffing up the stairs lately, try these spiky-leafed vegetables. They’re loaded with magnesium, a mineral vital for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body, including one of the most important — generating energy, says Forrest Nielsen, a U.S. Department of Agriculture research nutritionist.”If you’re not getting enough magnesium, your muscles have to work harder to react and you tire more quickly.”

Full story of power foods at CNN Health

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