Rejuvenation is the essence of spring, and the season is a great time to detox your diet. After a winter of semi-hibernation and comfort food, your body needs some spring cleaning. A healthy diet will naturally reboot your liver and digestive system’s ability to remove toxins. Curbing or halting your intake of sugar, alcohol, and unhealthy fats while consuming meals of nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables, lean protein, and healthy fats will deliver the energy-boosting results that you seek.
Eat Fruits and Vegetables With Every Meal
Just as herbivores relish the fresh shoots of spring, you need to centre your diet around fruits and vegetables. Their nutrient density and fibre supply your body with the tools to repair cells. Add fruit to your cereal in the morning. Choose a salad instead of a sandwich at lunch. Make sure that your dinner includes vegetable side dishes.
Cut Down on Sugar
Reducing your sugar consumption will make you feel better. Your body will stop dumping excess insulin into your bloodstream that inflames your arteries and strains your heart over time. In addition to eliminating obvious sugar bombs like soft drinks, sports drinks, and cookies, check labels on cereal, yogurt, and granola bars. Their sugar content can vary wildly. You’ll want to choose low-sugar products.
Improve Gut Health With the 3 Ps
The 3 Ps stand for pulses, prunes, and pears. Pulses are beans, chickpeas, peas, and lentils. Regular consumption of pulses strengthens gut tissues and counteracts gut diseases like irritable bowel syndrome. Prunes nourish good bacteria. Finally, pears possess prebiotic fibre that also helps beneficial bacteria to flourish.
Reduce Alcohol Consumption
This may not be popular advice, but your body will appreciate your temperance. Alcohol dehydrates you, which stresses your body. Drinking also makes you more vulnerable to the temptation to eat junk food.
Eat Healthier Fats
Partially hydrogenated fats can increase levels of bad cholesterol. You’ll see this type of fat in many processed foods. You’ll want to avoid those. When you’re cooking or making salad dressing, use healthier monounsaturated fats like olive oil, sesame oil, or peanut oil. Nuts, seeds, and avocados contain this healthy fat as well.
Take the opportunity this spring to detox your diet by shopping at Famous Foods. We’re an ideal place to find healthy foods, including organic produce.