Okay, so it’s not really spring yet, but we can dream, right? We hit 50 degrees this weekend and it felt amazing!
Spring comes sooner in the warmer, southern states but wherever you are spring vegetables have some of the most powerful detoxifying properties to naturally cleanse the liver and clear out the body’s extra fat and toxins after winter.
Here are five of the foods that you should be including in your diet as it turns to spring:
Watercress can have a strong flavor, so it’s best to mix it with other greens. But it has an especially strong detoxifying effect on the body, and is excellent for long term health and cancer prevention.
Eat them raw if you can by shredding them on salads or as a garnish. Beets contain betaine (also used for treating depression) and polyphenois to help cleanse and restore the liver (our primary detoxifying organ).
Celery is packed with electrolytes. It helps to neutralize the acidifying foods in our diet and helps with salt cravings (as well as protection from colon cancer). If you juice in the summer, this is an excellent ingredient to throw in!
Berries have more antioxidants than any other fruit! Antioxidants prevent free radicals from damaging cells and are important in cancer prevention and overall good health.
Sprouts have up to 100x more enzymes than other raw veggies and fruits (which are essential for all bodily functions). They’re especially powerful for someone fighting disease, but can benefit everyone. Because you’re getting the whole plant in a concentrated form, they have increased protein, vitamin and fiber content as well as essential fatty acids.
Sprouts are also easy to grow at home.
Which of these are a part of your diet?
When do spring vegetables begin to grow where you are?