Spring is the best time to cleanse and energize the body. To take advantage of the extraordinary potential offered by this time of year, it is important to adapt your diet to a healthier lifestyle.
After the holidays, feel invigorated by eating less, cleaning and easing the body. Spring, the body eliminate toxins and mucus, and if Facebook Log in Sign detoxifying the body with certain foods (fruits, vegetables and certain herbs) can achieve optimum health. Detoxifying foods have a healing effect on the body.
Here are foods that are particularly useful in this period, making you feel light and full of energy:
Vegetables - lettuce, tomatoes, radishes, sorrel, spinach, nettle, Loboda, beets, carrots, onions, green garlic, red potatoes, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus.
Fruit - apples, pears, citrus, pineapple, kiwi, mango.
Cereals and grains - bulgur, chickpeas, quinoa, corn.
Herbs - mint, coriander, garlic, parsley, nettle, tarragon, dill, oregano, thyme, basil, rosemary, ginger.
Nuts - pine nuts, almonds.
Dairy products - eggs, cheese (feta, goat) cheese, goat milk, natural probiotic yogurt).
Fish and seafood - white fish, shrimp, scallops, lobster.
Meat - chicken, duck, pork, beef.
It is important to limit consumption of fatty meat because it favors the formation of mucus and overload the liver and gallbladder. In addition, if possible try to avoid sugar, fried foods, caffeine, alcohol and excess milk, and because they have negative effects on the body.
Even if you decide not to specifically follow a detoxification regimen, do not worry! Spring offers a wonderful range of foods that cleanse your body naturally. Try to eat as many fresh fruits and vegetables. The focus of your diet should be on herbal foods, which not only clean your body, but she and provide vitamins and minerals it needs to maintain health. Moreover, fruits and vegetables grown without chemicals are good sources of fiber, which helps cleanse the intestines.
It is very important to drink plenty of water, which helps to eliminate toxins accumulated during the winter.
Prepare a Greek salad simple but delicious:
Ingredients (for 4 servings):
4 medium tomatoes
100 g feta cheese
1 red onion
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon vinegar (or lemon juice)
½ teaspoon fresh basil (chopped).
Cut the tomatoes, cucumber and onion into thin slices and mix them with oil and vinegar (or lemon juice). Cut cheese into cubes and put them on top, along with olives. Sprinkle the basil over the salad and serve immediately. Enjoy your meal!