THE DIET FOR SPRING IS LOW FAT AND DRY TO ANTIDOTE SPRING RAINS
Spring is a time for rebirth and renewal. The spring melt will leave the ground soggy. This is a time for more drying foods such as crackers and granola, rather than oatmeal. It is a time to reduce mucus causing foods such as cheese, yogurt and other dairy and add in mushrooms, pea shoots and sprouts. It is a great time to take a break from gluten and fat.
THINK GREEN FOR SPRING TO SUPPORT LIVER HEALTH
The color green is associated with Spring, which is also supportive of liver and colon cleansing and detoxification. Spring greens are already starting to arrive in the healthy food stores. The bitterness of sautéed mustard or dandelion greens with a squeeze of lemon is a great way to stimulate the liver to wake up from its winter slumber and clean house. Spinach, asparagus, beets and white roots such as radish and turnip are also associated with spring and are terrific seasonal additions. Also, the new strawberry crop from California is now arriving in our stores.
SWIM WITH THE CURRENT TO FREE UP YOUR ENERGY
When we live in balance with the seasons, we are swimming with the current. We free up our energy to flow as nature intended. Given the number of chemicals and drugs we are exposed to in our modern lifestyle, it is super important to take the time to cleanse your system of this toxic buildup. Eating organic, unprocessed foods and observing seasonal eating guidelines supports the body's natural detoxification cycles. To further support the natural cleansing cycle of spring, try drinking some fresh, organic vegetable juices. especially those made with beets and greens--to support your liver health. Go slowly if you are new to fresh vegetable juices. Try only a few ounces to see how your body responds.
- More dry crackers, toast and granolas
- More mushrooms, shoots and sprouts
- More spinach, radishes, turnips and beets
- Less fats, dairy, gluten and processed foods
- Less heavy meats and roasts
- Eat bitter greens
- Support your natural liver detox
- Try cold pressed vegetable juices
- Wear spring colors
- Spend more time outdoors
- Lighten Up!