It's official: Spring has sprung! We're so excited about the warmer weather, longer days and blossoms on the trees…but the thing that makes us want to jump for joy is SPRING PRODUCE!
The bounties of this season are not only tasty, they're full of nutrients and many seasonal fruits and veggies are detoxifying too. So if you're like us and feeling the need to cleanse and detoxify but want to continue on life as usual, just incorporate some of the below spring produce into your diets.
Without any further adieu, the following is our Spring into Spring produce recommendations:
Cruciferous veggies (aka broccoli, kale, cauliflower, collards, etc)
These delicious veggies are not only jam packed with cancer-fighting nutrients they help clear up the liver’s detoxification pathways and can even support the body in eliminating fat.
Green garlic (looks a lot like large green onions) is not only a gourmet treat; it’s an antibiotic that can reduce toxins in the body. Similarly to cruciferous veggies, it’s a powerhouse at detoxifying the liver.
These beautiful flowers are not only fun to eat-they’re incredibly healthy. Artichokes support the body in digesting fats and purifying the liver. If you’re feeling extra daring you can drink the left over artichoke water (the water that you used to cook the artichokes in) as this water is incredibly high in antioxidants and very cleansing for the digestive tract.
These sweet and earthy roots are loaded with B vitamins, beta carotene, calcium and iron, all of which help with detoxification of the digestive tract and gallbladder.
Representing dessert in our top five is the perfectly delicious STRAWBERRY! We all know that they’re loaded with anti-oxidants but did you know that they’re an incredible source of vitamin C? Vitamin C is an important part of detoxifying the body as it removes fat deposits from the arteries.
So next time you’re at the market, don’t forget to load up your cart with these seasonal gems, your taste buds and your health will thank you!