As we now enter Spring in full force, it is a good time to clean out the winter cobwebs, not just in our homes, but our bodies as well. Through the winter people tend to nourish themselves with comfort foods. These heavier foods are appealing especially for those of us that live in cold climates. As Spring settles in and we head into the warm months, it’s good to clean out and lighten up a bit. There are many ways to do this from the extreme cleansing enthusiasts who jump into a multiple day juice cleanse to the more gentle spirit who simply incorporates more water daily to help flush those hard working kidneys.
Here are a 5 ways you can help move your body into the next season:
- Eat fresh greens: Baby greens, dandelion greens, baby kale and chard.
- Berries, berries, and more berries: As the lush variety of berries begin to come into season, enjoy! They are full of antioxidants and are extremely cleansing to help you flush out the winter doldrums.
- Asparagus: Go ahead and risk the stinky pee. Your kidneys will thank you! This natural diuretic has anti-inflammatory properties that make it perfect for a spring fling.
- And of course hydrate: Drink plenty of water to help flush winter and any accumulated toxins out of your body. Make your water fun by adding, cucumbers, lemons, any citrus combination, or berries. The possibilities are endless.
- And finally, get outside and move: Walk, bike, or whatever your outdoor pleasure…After being cooped up indoors for all winter, your skin will love the sun. Your lungs will love the are. And your whole body, head to toe will love the increased circulation.
Most of all, enjoy the new season!
Eating for Beauty Class:
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About the Author:
Leslie Kemp, CHHC. I have been actively involved in the health and wellness industry for over 15 years. I graduated from The Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in 2000 as a massage therapist. This journey led me to also study aromatherapy, Thai bodywork, and Reiki. In my quest for studying and sharing healing modalities the missing component in my tool belt seemed obvious. Hippocrates said it best, “Let food be they medicine and medicine be thy food.” So I attended the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. During my training, I studied over 100 different dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts.
I am a member of The International Association for Health Coaches. In my practice, I work with women who have lost their spark to help them get their sass back by empowering them to make lifestyle choices that will allow them to thrive.