Spring, the Best Time for a Detox
Spring is the season of hope, healing and rejuvenation. This makes it a great time to set intentions for personal growth as you begin focusing on the things you will accomplish in the coming months. Your own health and wellness is an awesome place to start because it will support you in all of your other pursuits. During the winter months, we tend to eat more highly processed and convenient foods so by early March many of us are in need of a detox. By eating foods that are energy-packed and nutritious, we can start off the new season on the right foot.
Some examples of detoxifying foods are: broccoli, asparagus, beets, berries, olive oil, oatmeal, nuts, legumes, ginger, turmeric and citrus fruit. These foods are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, which will provide your body the flow of nutrients it craves. Drinking plenty of water each day is also essential for a detox. The C.D.C. recommends that men drink 3.7 liters of water per day and that women drink 2.7 liters per day. Find out how much water your favorite water bottle can hold and fill it up as many times as necessary throughout the day.
Here are seven Mediterranean Diet recipes that will get you started with your detox!
Super Detox Greens and Beans Salad
Greek Briam (Summer Vegetables Baked in Olive Oil)
Sheet Pan Salmon with Asparagus, Lemon and Dill
Lemony Asparagus with Garlic
Creamy Turmeric Drink with Honey and Ginger (Anti-Inflammatory)
Mediterranean Vegan Bowl with Beet Hummus
Beet and Carrot Salad with Toasted Walnuts and Goat Cheese
Want to read more about detoxing? Check out this article from last year by Christine Kenneally, “Spring Liver Cleanse”.