The flavours of spring stimulate the body’s natural cleansing ability among other health benefits. Spring, in India, sees an influx of citrus fruits and berries like strawberries, cape gooseberry, amla and grapefruit, which contain large doses of antioxidants and vitamin C. Veggies such as broccoli, asparagus, spring onions and salad greens are abundantly available.
Light soups, buckwheat preparations, gourd, potatoes, papaya and guavas are recommended in spring, as they detox the digestive system, which were overworked in the winter months. Herbs like cilantro, parsley, chives and dill are rich sources of folic acid, vitamin A, vitamin K and vitamin C, which are essential for good nerve functions and a strong nervous system, suggests food consultant Jia Singh.
Spring is the time of revival, according to Ayurveda. Ayurveda prescribes intake of hot and dry food items —–gram flour, ragi, millet, buckwheat, pepper, black grams, ginger, lemon and bitter greens. Also, Ayurveda says that food prepared with awareness serves as medicine. In spring, it is the herbs that are the most powerful foods, highly potent, loaded with minerals and antioxidants.
Nature bestow what is best for us. For example, in hot tropical areas, nature provides cooling foods like coconuts, bananas and hot spices to counteract the effects of humidity in the air, says Gaur. It is advisable to eat in-season fruits, because it is healthier for us and the environment. Locally grown fruits are often fresher because they spend less time in transit. So, increase more fresh produce in your spring diet and eliminate mucous-producing foods such as dairy, meat, sweets and refined grains.
WONDER SPRING BASKET :—-(1) STRAWBERRY :—-It improves eye health, helps fight cancer, keeps wrinkles at bay, fights bad cholesterol and regulates blood pressure.
(2) PAPAYA :—-It lowers cholesterol, boosts immunity, is great for diabetics, protects against arthritis and helps in weight loss.
(3) SPRING ONIONS :—-They lower the oxidation of cholesterol and reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. They have anti-bacterial properties that help fight against cold and flu.
(4) CILANTRO:—-It helps in curing anxiety, lowers blood sugar, facilitates good sleep, aids digestion and is a natural deodorant. (5) CELERY :—-It is extremely low-cal, reduces inflammation, aids digestion, lowers blood pressure and is known to be a stress reliever, since it soothes the nervous system. —firstname.lastname@example.org