Spring is here and we get to enjoy the natural energies of creativity and expansion that are so much part of the spring season. Nothing illustrates this energy more than the green shoots of new plant growth seen all around us as move further into April.
Spring often considered an optimal time for a light healing cleansing diet. Shifting from the heavier, warmer winter diet, I find it most beneficial to remove heavy proteins, dairy, saturated fats (oils like olive oil are okay), sugar, and refined wheat products from the diet. Load up on fresh, lightly cooked vegetables like kale, chard, broccoli, carrots, mushroom, and spring greens shoots. After 5 to 7 days of this, gradually add a small to moderate amount of protein back into your diet, while maintaining a focus on the vegetables mentioned above. Generally, I like to focus on the less is more principle – moderate amounts of quality protein, grains, legumes and nuts for the long term and generally limited or eliminating unnecessary sugar, refined wheat products and dairy.
Take advantage of this energetic growth-oriented time to make some lasting changes if you feel you need to, shake up your exercise routine, or simply enjoy being outside with all that new growth around you!