Spring is here! We’ve seen the sun, flowers are blooming and the hope for warmer, sunnier days is within reach. But before we rush into thoughts of summer bliss, it’s important to focus on the renewal and revival that comes along with the season that is Spring.
Spring is the season of detox. A time to tune-up your body after a long winter of hibernation. An opportunity to clean house from the inside out! A chance to eliminate toxins, awaken the liver, and kick those detox organs into high gear.
A detox diet is great way to do this and will be helpful at reducing inflammation and toxic burden, and repairing intestinal permeability (aka ‘leaky gut’) by providing phytonutrients to promote healing. Here are some basic guidelines for a detox.
Foods to Remove:
- Refined Sugar
- Processed Meats
- Coffee, Tea and Chocolate
Food To Eat:
- Healthy Oils (for example: olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil)
- Lean Meats
- Non-gluten Whole Grains (brown rice, quinoa)
Check out our RECIPES page for healthy, nutritious ideas to help guide you through this detox.
Sarah Silverman, ND