Spring has almost sprung which means warmer temperatures and sunshine. Spring also invites us to have a fresh start. It is a time of renewal and refresh. This makes it a perfect time to do a detox. Over the winter months, we naturally tend toward heartier dishes like roasts and stews with winter squash and potatoes. Winter is a time for rest and slowing down, and now is a perfect time to lighten up and get moving again.
Did you know that our bodies actually gently detox on a daily basis? However, because we live in a world full of toxins, pollutants, chemicals, and other harmful substances, it can be too much for our bodies to keep up with. That is why doing a detox can be helpful to ease the total load of all of these combined.
A detox helps kick the digestive, lymphatic and kidney systems into high gear. Once these systems are cleared of excess toxins and begin to function optimally you may notice a clearer head, better concentration and improved memory. It can help alleviate a wide range of health concerns as well! After a detox you may notice less bloating, less constipation, clearer sinuses and an increase in energy as well.
Incorporating foods that support detox can have a huge impact. Here are a few that can get you started!