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Spa Cuisine: Top 20 Healthiest Foods for Spring

Spa Cuisine: Top 20 Healthiest Foods for Spring

The fundamental message of spring suggests renewal, repair, and cleansing. After a long winter of eating “building” foods needed for metabolism in the colder months, the body needs the fresh plant foods emerging in spring to help in the natural cleansing process to lighten itself for the warm days of summer.

Find out which foods are best for your body in Spring (and which to avoid!):

Choose foods that are grown locally and organically, if at all possible. Many of these foods are particularly helpful for maintaining the liver and gallbladder.

FRUITS: Kiwi, Valencia oranges, limes, grapefruits, lemons.

VEGETABLES: Asparagus, beets, sprouts, dandelions, spring greens, parsley, broccoli, cauliflower, daikon, sauerkraut.

GRAINS: Barley, quinoa, wheat, millet, rye.

FOODS TO AVOID: Sugar and honey, fried foods, alcohol, coffee, chocolate, excessive amounts of dairy and red meat.

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Adapted from The Seasonal Detox Diet by Carrie L’Esperance (Inner Traditions, 2002). Copyright (c) 2002 by Carrie L'Esperance. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from The Seasonal Detox Diet by Carrie L’Esperance (Inner Traditions, 2002).

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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2:01AM PDT on Mar 29, 2013

thanks for sharing

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8:33AM PDT on Mar 15, 2013

now I'm hungry

6:45AM PDT on Mar 15, 2013

Thanks for ...

6:41AM PDT on Mar 15, 2013

Thank you

8:50AM PDT on Mar 10, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

1:57PM PST on Jan 9, 2013

Thank you for info.

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Thank you for info.

11:43AM PST on Dec 15, 2012

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

10:47AM PST on Dec 9, 2012

Thank you.

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