Spring is a season of new beginnings and fresh starts, and what is a better time to detoxify your body and try something new? If you’ve been thinking about going vegan, a spring detox may be the perfect time to give it a try. Here are a few reasons why a vegan diet can support your body’s natural detoxification process, along with a vegan detox juice recipe to get you started.
Plant-Based Foods are Naturally Detoxifying
Many plant-based foods are naturally detoxifying, meaning they help support your body’s natural detoxification process. For example, leafy greens like kale and spinach are high in chlorophyll, a natural detoxifier that helps remove toxins from your body. Fruits like apples and berries are also high in fiber, which helps bind and remove toxins from your system.
A Vegan Diet Reduces Inflammation
Many animal-based foods are high in saturated fats, which can contribute to inflammation in the body. Chronic inflammation can be harmful to your health and make it harder for your body to detoxify. By choosing a vegan diet, you’ll naturally reduce your intake of saturated fats and other pro-inflammatory substances, which can help support your body’s natural detoxification process.
A Vegan Diet is High in Antioxidants
Antioxidants are substances that help protect your cells from damage caused by toxins and free radicals. Many plant-based foods are naturally high in antioxidants, making them an excellent choice for supporting your body’s natural detoxification process. For example, berries, dark leafy greens, and nuts are all high in antioxidants.
Vegan Detox Juice Recipe:
- 2 large beets
- 2 carrots
- 1 apple
- 1 lemon
- 1 inch of ginger
- Wash and chop all the ingredients.
- Juice the ingredients in a juicer.
- Pour the juice into a glass and enjoy!
This juice is packed with detoxifying nutrients, including betalains from the beets, which have been shown to help support liver health and aid in detoxification. The carrots provide plenty of vitamin A, which helps support healthy skin and immune function, while the ginger and lemon add a zesty, refreshing flavor. Give it a try and see how you feel!
Here’s a fun and light-hearted caption to use on your next detox-related post (be sure to tag us: IG: @personalchef_upstateny, Twitter: Eatz@PB, and FB: @plantbasedeatz):
“I’m pretty sure kale is just a conspiracy created by the avocado industry to sell more toast, but I’m still going to eat it anyways. #SpringDetoxChallenge #DetoxingFromMyOwnLaziness”
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Let’s kick off this season with a clean slate! ~ Your Neighborhood Health Dealing Nutritionist & Chef ~ K