How are you doing today? Doesn’t it feel like Spring is in the air? I have started changing my det and introduce more Spring foods, fresh pressed juices and smoothies. I wanted to help you do the same by giving you the grocery list of Spring purifying foods.
In Asian medicine, the spring is the time of the year where one needs to nurture the liver and the gallbladder and other supportive organs such as heart,, small intestines, spleen, pancreas and stomach to a lesser extent. The liver regulates the qi and blood storage and circulation. The spring season is also associated to emotions such as anger and anxiety, if the body’s out of balance and the liver congested/overloaded. To this effect, I recommend that you eat more foods that are pungent (spicy like garlic, onion, ginger, and if tolerated black pepper and cayenne pepper), astringent and bitter in the spring to help reduce water retention, excess fat and mucus and prepare you for the cold and rainy Spring season.
Alfalfa, Artichokes, Asparagus, Bean Sprouts, Bell Peppers (and other peppers), Beets, Beet Greens, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots and Carrot Tops, Cauliflower, Celery, Chicory, Collard Greens, Corn, Dandelion, Endive, Fennel, Garlic, Green Beans, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, Peas, Snow Pea, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Turnips and Watercress
Apples, Apricots, Avocado, Banana, Blueberries, Cucumber, Grapefruit, Kumquats, Lemon, Lychees, Mandarin, Mangoes, Melon, Oranges, Papaya, Pear, Pomegranate, Raspberries, Star Fruit, Strawberries
Herbs, Roots, Seaweed
Cilantro, Ginger, Mint, Parsley, Wakame
Spices and Teas
Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cayenne Pepper, Cinnamon, Clove, Dandelion Fennel, Ginger, Hibiscus, Peppermint, Spearmint, Strawberry Leaf
All sprouted beans, Edamame, Lentils, Peas
Barley, Millet, Oats, Rye
Spring is the time for a liver detox, which I’ll guide you through at the very beginning of the Hormonize Cleanse on April 5th. Webpage LINK HERE for details
Registrations are also open if you are ready to commit. You’ll find the registration button at the end of the information page.
Have a lovely rest of your day,