Spring Clean Your Body with Ayurveda!

When the Spring season comes around, the liver can become congested with fat as the begins its own natural detoxification cycle. In order to assist the body we can aid in the purge of fat soluble toxins, flush bile and encourage weight loss in the process. The following list of foods is a great resource for you to complete your own detoxification regimen in the comfort of your own home. Try adding these foods to your diet for at least 5 days and take note of the difference in your body. Good luck and Happy Spring Cleaning!

To Drink

Drink plenty of Warm Water or CCF Tea through out the day. This will help to flush toxins out of the body through your urine.

Eat Ama-Reducing Foods

Ama are toxins that build up in the body due to an improper lifestyle or diet. Too much Ama provides a fertile breeding ground for disease. The foods listed below will help to reduce the Ama building in your body.

  • Fruits – Grapefruit, Lemon

  • Vegetables – Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Radish, Daikon Radish

  • Beans – Green Beans, Chickpeas, Black Beans, Pinto Beans, Lentils, Navy Beans

  • Bitter Greens – Kale, Chard, Collards, Sprouts, Asparagus, Arugula, Dandelion, Fresh Parsley, Fresh Tarragon

  • Grains – Quinoa, Barley, Millet

  • Protein – Pumpkin Seeds, Fish, Poultry

  • Spices – Turmeric, Fresh Ginger, Raw Chopped Scallions

  • Oils – Uncooked Olive Oil

Foods to Eliminate

  • Refined sugar and flour products

  • Canned, leftover, processed, and microwaved foods

  • Fermented foods, including pickles and vinegar

  • Fried foods

  • Alcohol

  • Caffeine

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