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!
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