Eating for Spring
As spring is associated with the liver and gallbladder (Wood element), it is a great time to cleanse and detoxify. Try reducing the burden on these organs by eliminating, or at least limiting, highly refined processed foods, sugars (including alcohol), and saturated fats. Increase your intake of fresh foods, especially green vegetables, and try eating more raw or very lightly cooked foods.
The taste associated with spring is sour. Starting your day with some freshly squeezed lemon juice in water is a great way to cleanse and support your liver. Also apple cider vinegar in water will have a wonderful positive effect on your liver and whole digestive system. Other sour taste foods to include in your diet are plums, kiwi fruit, limes and grapefruit. But as always keep your diet balanced. An excess of anything is not ideal and at all times of the year it is still important to include all tastes (sour, bitter, sweet, salty, pungent and neutral) daily.
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