PLEASE NOTE: I AM NOT A NUTRITIONIST, AND THE BELOW RECOMMENDATIONS COME ONLY FROM MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AS A YOGA PRACTITIONER AND CONSCIOUS EATER. THESE TIPS ARE NOT NECESSARILY SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR OR PHYSICIAN BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANY KIND OF CHANGE TO YOUR DIET OR A SPRING DETOX!
6. Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Bound Angle Pose)
Make a bone broth from chicken, beef, or pork bones. Feel free to freeze some to use later as well. You can add vegetables to this broth, blend the veggies into the broth for a pureé, or sip on the broth on the side while eating your veggies. Dr. Sabnani recommends including a variety of steamed veggies and broth. Choose:1 from a root family, 1 from a green family, 1 from the cruciferous family, 1 from the bitter family. For example: Carrots, broccoli, kale, and endive.
Step 2: Bind Toxins in the Body.
Heavy coffee drinkers may experience headaches from caffeine withdrawal. "It's natural and just move through it but the detox-tea should help curb your need to snack, [as well as] boost digestion and help balance sugar cravings," Caruthers says.
It is best to avoid cooking with vegetable oils including olive oil because their composition is less stable at higher temperatures while on a spring detox. This means that the heat changes these oils molecular structure which makes the oil really unhealthy, potentially carcinogenic even. Best is to cook with coconut oil and drizzle the olive oil raw on salads etc.
"Replace that with at least six glasses of water and sip on detox tea throughout the day - a combination of equal parts cumin, coriander and fennel, and a small slice of fresh ginger, steeped in hot water for five minutes," Caruthers says.