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Friday, April 7, 2017

Gentle Spring Detox with Veggies and Fruits




Some think you have to go to extremes to detox your body, but I believe in a natural, gentle process of caring for it every day of the year. Continue reading to learn how to select foods that refresh, heal, and enhance wellness and make you glad to be alive this spring.

For most effective results, eat in-season fresh local vegetables and fruits. They're the ones that are brightly colored, organic (not sprayed with toxic chemicals or come from seeds that are genetically modified), and haven't spend days or weeks coming to you from distant lands. 

Prepare and serve produce as soon after purchase as possible to reap peak health benefits. Also, get in the habit of snacking on foods like cucumbers, apples, and berries instead of junk foods. 









 Gentle Spring Detox with Veggies and Fruits









Select any of the following veggies and fruits for health-promoting effects:



·      Dark green leafy lettuce including romaine, red leaf, arugula

·      Avocados

·      Apples

·      Tomatoes

·      Cucumbers

·      Celery

·      Carrots and Citrus Fruits

·      Red beet roots and greens

·      Daikon (white), Red Radish, and other radish varieties

·      Cabbage

·      Broccoli

·      Kale

·      Spinach

·      Chard

·      Bok Choy

·      Collards

·      Parsley 

·      Watercress

·      Onion

·      Asparagus

·      Artichoke

·      Berries including Strawberries, Blueberries, and Mulberries





Vegetables and fruits are potent, because they’re loaded with nutrients, antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Most are available at farmer's markets, health food stores, or in many neighborhood markets in Tucson and southern Arizona year round. They're readily available in your neck of the woods too. 

Try your hand at growing some of them in a home or community garden. Experience the joy of tilling the soil, harvesting the crop, and cleansing your body the natural way. 

Get your whole family into the act. When you set a good example by eating healthy rather than eating highly processed foods/fast foods, your kids learn from "showing" rather than "telling."

Each veggie or fruit on the list helps filter toxins out of the body, aids in digestion and elimination, provides hydration and energy, builds up the body's defenses against illness and infection, and increases overall well-being. 

Food is powerful. Eat veggies and fruits to fuel your body and elevate your mood in a healthful way. That means you need to eat at least 5-7 portions of colorful produce a day. 

If you have slacked off healthy eating during the winter months, don’t worry. Be good to yourself and take steps to improve your health care habits, starting from where you are today. Springtime is a great time to convert to a more plant-based eating plan, one smart self-care decision at a time.

Before you go, please take a moment to comment. How much and how often do you eat foods from this list? Which ones are tops with you? Are you stuck for recipes? Click on a label from the list to the right of this post for recipe ideas and food handling tips or check out these:

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The quote for today made me smile: "Let my words, like vegetables, be tender and sweet, for tomorrow I may have to eat them."
-  Author Unknown


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2 comments:

  1. Good advice - thanks! I just love that quote, since I seem to be eating my own words lately. ;)

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    1. Understand. That's why it's so amusing to me too. Thanks for the visit. Please come back again. Have a great weekend.

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