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Spring Clean Your Diet

Spring is finally here! Can you feel the shift in energy? The trees are budding, and the flowers are blossoming. Are you blossoming too? Or are you still feeling stuck in hibernation mode?

Now is the time to spring into wellness both mentally and physically.

In the Spring your body begins a cleansing process of repairing damaged cells and clearing out toxins. You may do a cleanse in your diet or a deep cleaning of your living environment to begin the season with a fresh start! Here are some tips to spring clean your diet. Yummm!

Incorporate more young greens into your diet.

Scallions, leeks, chives, and cilantro are fresh and aromatic. Sprouts and bamboo shoots particularly embody the upward movements of Spring.

Include small amounts of warming meats.

Chicken is especially beneficial to add protein and enhance vigor at this time.

Increase acrid flavors to encourage upward energy.

Fresh ginger, scallions, onions, and mustard are examples of warm, acrid foods that can be balanced with small amounts of sour flavors, such as citrus and vinegar.

Use gentle and quick cooking methods.

Stir-fry, sauté, sear, or blanch to retain the freshness of your food, while also allowing for easy digestion.

Key takeaway:

Eat warm and light, with plenty of vegetables and light meats.

Bon Appétit!