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                            8 Best Foods to Cleanse Your Body This Spring

Have you considered doing a detox or cleanse, but wondered what it was all about? Are you unsure about which foods to eat that will yield the best results? Then this info is for you!
With flu and allergy season in high gear, and summer drawing near, now is the perfect time to cleanse your body! A simple cleanse or detox is the foundation of a long-lasting, healthy, and vibrant life. Not only is it a program specific to improving your inner body, but detoxing is beneficial for the mind and soul as well.
 
First of all, what is a cleanse? Cleansing is a gently form of detox, which is the process in which you rid your body of the harmful toxins that have built up over a period of time, and in turn, you’ll have a healthier inner & outer body, mind, and soul. This can help to increase your energy levels and fight fatigue, as well as assist in weight loss and strengthen your immune system!
8 Superfoods to Add To Your Shopping Cart This Spring:

Watercress, Spinach, and Kale are staples to your detox, and can be used in a variety of ways such as smoothies or salads.  Aside from the fact that these leafy greens are packed with high-quality nutrients and vitamins, they also aid in lowering cholesterol, restoring energy levels, and help to decrease your chances of developing cancer.
Asparagus is one of the most beneficial superfoods, offering kidney and bladder cleansing support. Asparagus is also a prebiotic, which feeds our beneficial gut flora. 
Garlic and Cayenne Pepper act as the perfect bridge from tasteless foods to delectable meals! By seasoning your food with Garlic and/or Cayenne Pepper, not only are you aiding in detoxifying your body, but you’re ensuring that your meals taste delicious! The sulfur found in Garlic works specifically to rid your body of toxins, while Cayenne Pepper helps to support weight loss and promote heart health! 
Dried fruit is the perfect alternative to those tempting, yet unhealthy grab-n-go snacks! For example, dice up some dried Peaches and throw it into your morning oats, or snack on dried Apples throughout the day! In moderation, Dried Fruit helps to reduce excess fat and lower cholesterol while aiding in the detoxification process.
Carrots are rich in glutathione which aid in the detoxification of the liver! Additionally, Carrots are loaded with Vitamins
A, C, & K! It’s best to consume carrots raw, perhaps with avocado or hummus.
 
Aside from these 8 superfoods, make sure you are drinking at least 64 oz of water, per day. If you’re finding that the taste of water is unappealing or mundane, add some of the following:
(1) Green Tea, Mint & Lime – wonderful to aid in fat burning and assist with digestion, combating headaches and congestion; also a natural breath freshener
(2) Strawberry – Kiwi – promotes cardiovascular health, immune system protection, blood sugar regulation, and aids digestion
(3) Cucumber, Lime & Lemon – supports water weight management, reduces bloating, assists with hydration and appetite control, and aids digestion
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4) Lemon, Lime & Orange – promotes proper digestion, adds vitamin C, supports immune defense, and reduces heartburn; enjoy this one at room temperature
Enjoy your spring cleaning and remember that when it ends, it doesn’t mean you should suspend your healthy eating!
Make it a habit to look good, feel great, and eat nutritiously plentiful foods! Happy Spring!  For info on my new clean eating programs, see Sexy Belly Spring Cleanse (strict but can be huge turning point) or 14 Day Shred (focus on cutting sugar and toxins for health and weight loss).