Nature is waking up and we want to run outside and feel fresh and light again. Sometimes it's hard, we feel a bit heavy after a long winter. One way to an effective spring reboot is to detoxify your body.
Detox treatments are many and most recipes are based on a light and healthy diet without sugar and alcohol and caffeine. Drinking pure water is an important component. Meditation, frequent time in nature, regular exercise or even a sauna can also help cleanse the body and spirit. It is up to you. We have selected a few natural products that will make your spring detox even better.
1. Hemp seed or hemp oil
Cannabis products will add a more distinctive and interesting flavour to any meal and nutrients that will support the body's detoxification. Hemp seeds contain a large amount of protein as well as fibre. You can add them to your morning muesli or smoothie, but their nutty flavour will also spice up vegetable salads and savoury dishes. Plus, a few seeds to garnish a dish looks lovely. Hemp oil contains the ideal ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 unsaturated fatty acids and is suitable for salads, smoothies and soups.
2. Green foods
Popular detoxification products are tablets and drinks made from chlorella and green barley, which effectively cleanse the body and replenish biologically active substances - vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Chlorella is a unicellular algae that grows in the fresh waters of Australia and Asia. Green barley comes from the USA. It is harvested when it is still young and in full strength, it contains a large amount of chlorophyll, therefore it perfectly oxygenates the blood.
3. Milk thistle
Spring is the time when the liver, which filters the blood, is most active, so this thorny herb will come in handy when detoxifying the body. Tea, seeds or oil from milk thistle cleanse the liver, promote digestion and, thanks to the strengthening of the liver, overall psychological well-being. Milk thistle is also used to help treat liver diseases such as mononucleosis and jaundice.
Quinoa, or Chilean hake, grows at high altitudes and comes from the Andes. This cereal is rich in protein, easy to digest and easy to prepare. It is gluten-free, so it is suitable for coeliacs and those experimenting with the elimination of gluten. It is excellent as a side dish, but also as a base for a savoury or sweet dish.
5. Fermented products
Sauerkraut is a traditional Czech food and thanks to the amount of fibre and especially vitamin C it can be included in the list of superfoods. However, carrots or beetroot can also be fermented (or fermented). Fermented products promote digestion and their low calorie value makes them suitable for a light diet.
Whether you opt for a complex detox or just a small change in the form of an apple a day, enjoy your spring cleanse to the full.