Did you know that March 20th is officially the first day of spring? That means it’s time for…spring cleaning! I’m sure you’ve thought about cleaning your home or car or garage but what about your body? Well, fortunately, our friends at Urban Remedy–partners in our March snack box— are here to help walk you through the process.
“Spring is the time for growth and renewal, and according to traditional Chinese medicine it is the season that corresponds to the liver, the master-cleansing organ.” says Neka Pasquale, a Licensed Acupuncturist certified in Chinese Nutrition and Founder of Urban Remedy. Here are some tips to get your spring detox in order:
- Add liver-friendly foods to your grocery list. Foods that relax the liver include chicken, liver, mussels, black sesame, kelp, plums, mulberries, celery and nori. Also look for foods that detoxify and cool the liver like celery, seaweed, watercress, mung beans, lettuce, cucumber, millet, plum, rhubarb root or stem, daikon, radish, carrots, spinach, Swiss chard, kale and parsley.
- Add tea to your diet. In the wintertime, we tend to collect and preserve energy and weight. Spring is the perfect time to let it all go! By adding Herbal Slimming Tea to your daily diet you can easily shed away some of that extra winter weight. Urban Remedy’s stimulant-free Herbal Slimming tea – made with Chinese herbs – is aimed at accelerating your metabolism and suppressing your appetite.
- Serve up a Spring Liver Tonic. This juice contains dandelion greens, which gently detoxify the liver while promoting optimal liver function. It also creates a more alkaline (immunity-boosted) body.
1/2 bunch dandelion greens
4 cups spinach
5 stalks celery
1/2 lemon, peeled
Feed bunched-up dandelion greens and spinach into a juicer, and blend. Next, add 3 of the carrots, cucumber, celery and lemon, adding the final carrot at the end to push the last of the ingredients through the juicer.
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About Urban Remedy
Specializing in certified organic, non-GMO and low-glycemic juices and cleanses, as well as grab-and-go meals and snacks; Urban Remedy embodies the belief that “food is healing.” Every product we make blends cutting-edge nutrition with Traditional Chinese Medicine to offer you the cleanest juices, teas, foods and snacks with natural functional benefits. Urban Remedy is certified organic and non-GMO certified.