The sun is warming you from the outside, and your body seeks something different than a cup of coffee and a shrug..according to traditional Chinese medicine, spring is liver and gallbladder season. Just as buds and plants are getting ready to reappear, our bodies are wanting to regenerate as well. Spring energy is all about moving upward and outward, opposite to the contractile direction of winter that pulls our energy inward for storage, says the dietitians, and Chinese herbalists. According to many nutritionists spring is a good time to lose weight. With spring,its the start of the new annual cycle.change in weather,harvest season,even change in digestion happens. Springs brings a dip in appetite and cravings, so you eat less.
Here are some liver-friendly foods to shop this spring.
Leafy munch-diuretics ,sometimes called water pills,help rid your body of salt and water. Cabbage,made up of approximately 92% water is a natural diuretic that can help expel excess fluids from the body , so fill up on this water based food.
Juicy kick- fresh, juicy pineapple aids in detoxing the body, thanks to the presence of bromelain , a powerful digestive enzyme. This enzyme has been proven to aid in digesting protein,breaking down fats, and reducing I n inflammatory.
Go green- load your diet with micro greens which are packed with micro-nutrients as compared to the matured leaves. Have a lot of the fresh greens and detox drinks like green tea,vegetable smoothies,fruit smoothies and coconut water.
Go nuts- include nuts like almonds in your daily diet
Bitter bite- bitter foods have cleansing properties for blood and liver. Eat them both cooked and raw. A few options are rocket leaves,radicchio,bitter melon,Damion radish,and dandelion greens.
Beet it- beets activate liver enzymes which help break down and absorb healthy fats and fat soluble nutrients like vitamin E.