Spring season is absolutely here! And for sure, most of us are glad that the cold winter season has finally ended. Unfortunately, the cold weather and the lack of the warmth we get from sunlight during the winter can have a huge consequence in our body. That's why it is really important that this spring season, you make sure that you are healthy and strong.
In this article, we’ve compiled several tips that will help you achieve that. Here they are:
1) Make sure to avoid eating gluten, corn, soy, processed gluten-free alternatives, and any "gums". These foods can actually throw your body out of balance by triggering an inflammatory response within your digestive system.
2) Keep your liver healthy by limiting alcohol consumption. As a matter of fact, you can even consider taking a break from alcohol and focus on consuming foods that help you have a healthier liver. Most common foods that are good for the liver are artichokes, beets, egg yolks, bone broth, olive oil, and dandelion. Consider also eating raw beet salad and carrot every day.
3) Go organic with the food you are eating. When picking your food at the grocery, make sure to look for labels that say grass-fed, possible-organic, free-range, and pasture-raised. Eating organic means you are getting more nutrients and less toxic (due to fertilizer and pesticides) residue in your food (and in your body). Consider visiting a farmers market at least once this month for fresh and organic food picks.
4) Learn about the difference between "good" fats and "bad" fats, and of course, avoid the latter at all cost. Most common good fats are coconut oil, olive oil and grass-fed ghee. When cooking your eggs in ghee, dressing your tomato/cucumber salad in olive oil (as opposed to store bought dressings) and sautéing your vegetables in coconut oil. Bad fats are those any oils other than coconut and olive oil.
5) Make fruits part of your daily meal. Start your day by eating fruits at breakfast and have 1-2 more pieces of fruit throughout the day. Plenty people hate eating fruit because of the fructose, but I have yet to see someone gain weight from eating fruit in the presence of a balanced diet. Fruit contains antioxidants and minerals which will give you energy and support your metabolism. Orange, pineapple, papaya, apples, pears, cherries, berries, ripe bananas (with brown spots), dates, dried apricots are all excellent.