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Above, wild garlic blooming in the spring.

Spring vegetables, fruits, and herbs wake our taste buds and energize our spirits after winter. Many are also superfoods that help protect against heart disease, diabetes and its complications, and even cancer.

April's alliums and radishes have sprightly flavors. Asparagus, the most seasonal of vegetables, has a natural sweetness, while mushrooms have umami flavors -- earthy, meaty and satisfying. June's gentle days call for celebrating the simple pleasure of sweet strawberries. Learn how to make the most of spring's bounty. Read on.

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Reviewed by Susan Weiner, RD, MS, CDE, CDN. 8/12


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by Nicole Purcell
Holidays are tricky, no? Between managing diabetes among massive amounts of junk food, managing stress to manage bloodsugar among (sometimes) massive amounts of family squabbling, shopping stress and the like, and trying to get enough sleep and exercise in the cold winter months - it's a lot to handle. So I've got a two tier plan to keep bloodsugars at bay this year. Tier one - diet and exercise. Typically, at this time of year I do what I call the nutrition and gym...