Spring is when everything comes alive again. It is time for light and beauty. Spring is time for cleansing: mind, body and soul (and your closet). If you are one of the millions who are looking to clean up your diet and cleanse your body this Spring, then there are certain principles you want to follow.
It is time to avoid (or at least limit) animal products, sugar, alcohol, caffeine, soy and processed foods in general.
Instead, it is time for real and whole foods: yeap, the ones that comes from the Earth and come without a label.
You want to eat organic as much as you can, but definitely keep in mind the dirty dozen and the clean 15. When cleansing you want to focus on simple food, preferably raw: juices, smoothies, salads and simple raw dishes are the best.
Don’t count calories, but instead focus on micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) and make sure to get plenty from whole foods. You should certainly eat a variety of fruits and vegetables to meet (and exceed!) your vitamin and mineral requirements and satisfy your tastebuds. Think seasonally.
Some foods you want to include in your diet this spring to create an abundance of health and happiness:
1. Asparagus: Asparagus is a great source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A. It is also high in Folate.
2. Cherries: Cherries are full of Vitamin C and an excellent source of anti-oxidants, including Melatonin.
3. Beets: Beets are super cleansing for the liver and are a good source of Vitamin C, Magnesium, Iron, Folate, and Manganese.
4. Broccoli: Broccoli is high in Vitamin C, Folate, and an excellent source of Potassium.
5. Butter Lettuce: Butter Lettuce is an excellent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Folate.
6. Fennel: Fennel is a great source of Vitamin C, Potassium and Fiber.
7. Mustard Greens: Mustard Greens are high in Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate and Manganese.
8. Radishes: Radishes are high in Vitamin B6, Calcium, Magnesium, Coper, and Manganese.
9. Spinach: Spinach is a great source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iIon, Folate and Magnesium.
10. Strawberries: Strawberries are rich in Vitamin C, Potassium, Manganese and anti-oxidants.
Kat is a runner, traveler, health-maker, happiness-creator, nature-lover, free-hugger, writer, educator and a whole lot more. She is embracing her own journey and is inviting you to embrace yours.
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