Spring has finally arrived and it is a time to wake up from long and cold winter.
Spring is also a perfect time to start your body cleanse from all that heavy winter food.
What you need for that body cleanse are fresh spring foods. Your body needs nutritious and light foods that are rich in antioxidants and minerals, fiber and vitamins.
They will help you to clean your body from all the toxins that piled up during winter and speed up your metabolism.
Those vegetables will also help you to overcome that ‘spring depression’ that comes as a consequence of a lack of sunlight during winter.
So here are the best foods that will detox your body and give you the optimal energy
One of the world’s favorite fruit.
Strawberries are very rich in fiber, and that makes them a great supplement for weight loss.
Latest researches have proven that people who consume 8g more fibers, lose approximately a pound per 1000 kCal.
Strawberries are also one of the world’s richest foods in vitamin C. You all know that vitamin C is a best friend to detoxication, and will help you to overcome spring fatigue.
Therefore, enjoy this beautiful fruit whenever and how much you want!
Lettuce is full of water that makes you full-fed faster. So if you eat it before a meal, you will eat less during the meal.
This veggie will help you not to overeat and eat less in general.
So you will not gain weight and if you want to lose some, then lettuce is an excellent choice.
Lettuce has a small number of calories so it is the right choice for dinner.
3. Green Onions
Or Spring Onions have a lighter taste than the fully grown ones and are very healthy.
You may not like its taste, but they are a real energy bomb.
Green Onions are rich in vitamins from the group B, vitamin C, calcium, iron and potassium.
This vegetable contains the antioxidant called quercetin which soothes the symptoms of seasonal allergies.
This food is a rich source of phytochemicals, especially flavonoids. Flavonoids are compounds that can improve immunity. They act preventively – and can prevent cancer.
Asparagus is another excellent antioxidant. It’s rich in vitamins from group B, then vitamins C, A, K, E, and minerals, iron, potassium, calcium and fibers.
The green color comes from chloroform which is a known blood and liver ‘cleanser’.
The energy value of asparagus is minuscule and that makes him a great dietary supplement and ally for weight loss.
This ‘superfood’ lowers blood pressure and cholesterol. Helps to prevent osteoporosis and heart diseases.
It also sooth the PMS symptoms and relieves the body from the excess water.
Spinach is available during the whole year. But spring is an ideal period to enjoy this vegetable.
During spring it has mild and more sweet taste.
Spinach abounds in vitamin K and vitamin K has a positive effect on bones.
Besides that, spring spinach is rich in vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, magnesium and iron.
This veggie is also rich in cellulose wich has a good effect on the stomach and digestive tract.
And as a plus, spinach has very small amount of calories. Only 25 kCal per 100 grams.
This healing green vegetable contains minerals, dietetic fibers, B group vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin K and beta-carotene.
And as in every green veggie, the energetic value is low so chard is an excellent choice if you want to lose some weight.
Chard is an excellent natural remedy for high blood pressure. It also has a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system in general.
It is great for bone health. Chard prevents the destruction of the bone cells in diseases such as osteoporosis.
This vegetable also contains potassium, fibers, vitamins B3, B6 and C. Then beta-carotene and has antioxidant properties. Also, it is a rich source of iron, magnesium, calcium and zinc.
Therefore, beet is a perfect food for the spring detoxication of the body.
Beet affects the health of the gallbladder and liver – the organs that are critical in eliminating toxins.
An excellent source of fibers, folic acid, vitamin C, potassium and low in calories.
Radish is one more vegetable that is a great supplement for spring body cleanse!
They have the best effect on digestion if consumed fresh and raw.
So the best way to serve radishes is in a salad!
This Mediterranean plant is very rich in fibers, vitamins C and K and antioxidants.
But artichokes have a high content of sodium, so do not use too much salt on them.
The primary anti-oxidant in artichokes is called chlorogenic acid and is used to treat liver because it stimulates the flow of bile.
Bile helps the body to digest fats more quickly. A healthy flow of bile protects the body from potentially harmful substances found in fatty foods.
The calorific value of the artichoke is minimal and as the content of fat.
Artichokes are a veritable treasure of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals.
This food is unjustly neglected in our diet.
It is rich in nutrients which are the basis of any healthy diet and is widely distributed and easily accessible.
Dandelion is super-oxidant which cleans the digestive tract and regenerates liver.
In diet use dandelion leaf, which acts as a diuretic. It encourages the secretion of fluids and speeds up the metabolism, which is of particular importance in the healthy nutrition.
The root of this plant also has healing properties and helps cleanse the blood of toxins.
Because of the many nutritionally valuable phytochemicals that contain, dandelion leaves are recommended in the diet of pregnant women and post-menopausal women, preferably in the form of salads.
Salad of dandelion is made from very young leaves that are harvested away from polluted areas before plant blossoms.
Don’t wait no more, start you spring body cleanse right away!