The process of detoxification is particularly beneficial for the body and mind, as it helps eliminate toxins, exogenous and endogenous, improves metabolism, increases immunity, regulates bowel movements and maintains a good tone, both physically and mentally.
It is ideal to carry out this process at each change of season. In this sense, detoxification in spring is necessary because, during the winter, our body has suffered additional stress: unfavorable weather conditions, foods with lots of proteins and fats at the expense of eating "greenies": fresh fruits and vegetables, outdoor exercise free and physical activity decreased.
As spring approaches, it is time for a substantially modified diet that should be based mainly on fresh vegetables and herbs, specific for this season. Fresh fruits should be eaten as such or as juice. The sugar must be replaced with honey (1-2 tablespoons / day). The moderate consumption of whole grains, seeds (unroasted) and peanuts (unroasted) is recommended.
Use cold-pressed olive oil, added to salads. Whenever possible, you should avoid eating excess meat and fatty sausage, smoked foods, fried foods, canned foods containing food additives, sweets (especially commercial sweets), white bread, pastry preparations, juices containing synthetic additives, coffee and alcohol.
It would be good if, at least one day a week, you eat only "raw foods", that is, uncooked fruits and vegetables, fruit juices, nuts, raisins, figs, dates, herbal infusions. It is very important to maintain adequate hydration, which means that you must consume 1.5-2 liters of water, juice and tea daily.
It is recommended to eat a lot:
– Nettles (Salad, mashed potatoes, fresh juice, tea): for its diuretic properties acts as a blood cleaner, helps detoxification and also contains important vitamins (folic acid, C, A, E and K) and minerals (calcium , iron and magnesium). ), amino acids, chlorophyll, which have a general tonic effect;