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What to Eat This Spring

Published on: March 16, 2024

What can you eat this spring to jump start detox? Lots of plant-based foods and quality proteins that support natural digestion and hormone balance. Ayurveda nutrition supports the idea of a spring cleanse, but it’s not what you may think- instead of restricting calories and drinking tons of green juice, a seasonal cleanse will support you in shedding the heaviness of winter and rejuvenating your mind, body, and spirit for the warm season ahead. If you’re ready to let go of the heaviness of winter try a seasonal refresh.

The centuries old wisdom of Ayurveda offers a fascinating perspective on the relationship between seasonal foods and our overall health. According to this holistic approach to wellness, incorporating the spring harvest into our diet can help naturally cleanse and rejuvenate the body. This spring you can use seasonal foods local to you to mix up your meal planning and recharge your gut health. 

Use this seasonal food list to inspire you to mix up your meal planning

In Ayurveda, the changing seasons are believed to have a significant impact on our physical and mental well-being. As we transition from the heaviness of winter to the lightness of spring, it is believed that our bodies naturally crave fresh, light, and cleansing foods. This is why incorporating seasonal produce such as leafy greens, asparagus, and strawberries into our diet during the spring months is thought to support the body’s natural detoxification processes. 

One of the key principles of Ayurveda is the concept of balancing the three doshas – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha – to maintain optimal health. In the spring, it is believed that Kapha, the dosha associated with stability and structure, can become imbalanced, leading to symptoms such as congestion, sluggishness, and lethargy. By incorporating foods that are naturally cleansing and light, we can help to balance Kapha and support the body’s natural detoxification processes.

To inspire you to incorporate spring harvest foods into your diet, here are a few Ayurvedic-inspired lunch ideas:

– Asparagus and pea soup: Asparagus and peas are both considered to be excellent spring detoxifiers in Ayurveda. This light and refreshing soup is not only delicious but also nourishing for the body.

– Quinoa salad with mixed greens and strawberries: This vibrant salad combines the lightness of mixed greens with the sweetness of strawberries, creating a dish that is both satisfying and cleansing.

– Stir-fried spring vegetables: A simple stir-fry using a variety of spring vegetables such as snap peas, baby carrots, and radishes can be a delicious way to incorporate seasonal produce into your diet.

By embracing the wisdom of Ayurveda and incorporating seasonal foods into our diet, we can support our body’s natural detoxification processes and promote overall health and well-being. Interested in trying an Ayurvedic spring cleanse- check out the 4-week Refresh

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