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Spring Recipes and Cleanses

Spring is the time for your body to start anew and rid yourself of harmful toxins that may be affecting your daily life.

Everything from overeating, not resting enough and eating processed and refined foods can be putting your body out of balance.

Spring is the season to focus on your liver and gall bladder and return your body to balance and natural flow. Here are some recipes and suggestions that will cleanse your liver and give your body a reboot, ultimately improving your mood and ailments you may be facing.

Cleansing is an important part of restarting and bringing balance back to your body. This practice can include abstaining from solid foods for a short period of time and focusing on drinking fruits and vegetables or eliminating certain food groups from your diet. Having a liquid-based diet or removing certain foods from your diet can eliminate toxic buildup in your organs and allow for your body to be cleansed.

Master Cleanser

lemons-511479_640This common cleanse is easy to follow, cheap and has been largely popular in recent years.

The Master Cleanser is also known as the “lemonade diet” and consists of drinking a mixture of water, squeezed lemon, maple syrup and cayenne pepper for ten days.

You are suggested to drink at least six 8-ounce glasses of the mixture throughout the day and whenever you feel hungry, as well as a laxative tea such as peppermint tea at night.

  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons 100% maple syrup
  • 1/10 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 8 ounces of spring water

Detox Diet

To the right is a list of foods that can be added to your diet to help eliminate toxins and help promote a healthy liver.

These natural foods include everything from antioxidants, diuretics and vitamin-rich nutrients. If you are looking for an alternative to a strict cleanse, add these superfoods to your daily diet to help cleanse your liver and improve overall body wellness!


17 Superfoods That Will Detox Your Liver

  • Apples
  • Asparagus
  • Alternative grains: buckwheat, millet and quinoa
  • Avocados
  • Beetroot
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Citrus fruits
  • Dandelion root
  • Garlic
  • Grapefruit
  • Green tea
  • Olive oil
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Turmeric
  • Walnuts

Sources: “Staying Healthy with the Seasons” by Elson M. Haas, M.D., http://bit.ly/VjUfiJ

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