Getting ready for spring by purifying our body

Just a few days remain before the arrival of spring, the season of rebirth. Initially spring brings fatigue, negative moods and slow digestion, which is why it’s essential to purify our body in preparation.

That starts, of course, with the liver, which is responsible for many functions, including cleansing our body of toxins.

To help the liver do its job, you need to choose the right foods, eating as natural a diet as possible for a few weeks.

Nutrients compatible with the liver, like vitamins A, C and E, along with selenium and glutahione, are found above all in fruit, fish, vegetables and whole grains.

To avoid completely are simple sugars, flours and refined grains, choosing instead whole grains, which are also rich in the B vitamins.

Nature also comes to our aid in the form of bitter greens, which encourage liver and kidney drainage, helping us to detoxify. The bitter greens most commonly used in cooking are dandelion, parsley, nettles and chicory. Also excellent are other bitter vegetables like artichokes and asparagus, which also have soluble fiber which helps regulate the absorption of fats and sugars.

Between meals, make sure to snack on fresh fruit and nuts, which provide essential fats and protein. The only condiment you need for any meal is extra virgin olive oil, which cleanses the liver and facilitates digestion.

For a full dose of antioxidants, vitamin C, omega-3, plant protein and minerals, our allies are the natural superfoods: hemp, acai berries, goji berries, chia seeds, spirulina, rice protein and coconut water.

A day for your liver:

Breakfast

Ambrosiae Porridge with non-dairy milk 

Lunch

Quinoa with peas, carrots and hemp seeds + salad of chicory and citrus fruit

Snack

Green smoothie with goji berries

Dinner

Cream of spinach with ginger + borlotti bean and quinoa burger with aromatic herbs

Dott.ssa Francesca Oggionni Dietician

@unamelaperdietista

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