Spring cleaning is simply the best – you pack away clothing items that you no longer need and you clean your apartment top to bottom to welcome this shiny new season properly. With the transition from winter to spring, it is time to do a little spring cleaning and detox your body, and get it in spick and span condition for the upcoming season of sun and fun. So, let jump in and get your health and vitality in order, shall we?
Superfoods for a Super Body
The top foods that should be on your menu this spring are greens, berries and matcha. When it comes to greens, anything from spinach to algae will do. These foods are filled with antioxidants, whose job is to fight free-radicals and detoxify the body, and they have amazing effects on our skin as well. While on the subject of greens, no detox can go without the latest health craze – matcha. Matcha is a finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea, that in terms of its antioxidant and nutritional content holds the equivalent of ten cups of regular green tea, and we all know how well green tea treats our body.
Next on the list are seeds, particularly chia and flax seeds that do wonders for your digestive system; apart from improving your metabolism, these little things are loaded with omega-3 – healthy fatty acids that guarantee full hydration and incredible silkiness of your skin. So, in case you were wondering, no, they are not just a great part of your nutrition, but are also amazing for skincare. With a few helpful tips and recipes, you can start discovering all the superfoods, get in super-shape and feel great in your own body starting today.
Relax and Unwind
When it comes to body rejuvenation, it is highly important to make time – steal the time if you must – and pamper yourself. Turn your home into a spa center for one day, surround yourself with scented candles, put on some soothing music and draw a bath. Once you are done relaxing with a great book or just listening to music in your bubbly tub, groom some more. In the spirit of returning to nature, turn to organic cosmetics, natural face masks, natural hand care and body lotions that will do wonders for rejuvenating your tired skin, but without the potentially harmful chemicals.
Matters of the Mind
No detox and revitalization is complete and effective without soothing your mind first. In today’s fast-paced world of deadlines and meetings, stress is something we have become accustomed to and we forget that this is not the natural state of things. Turn to meditation and yoga; if you are a yoga neophyte, Adriene is here with her 30 day yoga challenge. This program is amazing because it teaches you the basics of yoga, positions, the proper way of breathing, and bringing harmony into your body and mind.
Easy Does It
To reach a full circle of your spring detox, use simple and effective tools like lemon, cucumber, mint and ginger. Make a daily batch of this beverage using a simple recipe, and not only will your body feel refreshed, but you might also lose those pesky extra winter pounds that have been bothering you.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Angela Berry is editor at https://ripped.me/ and final-year student at the department of Nutrition and dietetics at School of life and Environmental Science in Sydney. Cooking and creating recipes, yoga and traveling are among her passions. In her spare time, she writes blogs and share her knowledge and experience with others.