Do you know that what you eat now in these warm summer months can protect you from colds and flus in the fall and winter? If you want to avoid a bad week of coughing and a stuffy nose in the near future, there are 3 main foods, eat more of this summer that will help you feel more energized, lean and clear.
Eating more of these foods will also help your skin look radiant and you will have less cravings for foods that don't make you feel good.
Top 3 Summer Detox Foods
- Eat dark leafy green vegetables every day, such as salads, micro greens, sprouts or steamed kale. Pile greens into your wraps and sandwiches, your tacos and burritos and even in your fruit smoothies (try spinach or romaine).
- Enjoy decadent amounts of berries, such as strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. They make great desserts, toppings and even taste delicious in salad.
- Drink copious amounts of plain water to stay hydrated. Aim for 1/2 your ideal body weight in ounces every day (if you weigh 120 pounds, drink 60 ounces of water per day).
When you eat light, juicy seasonal summer foods, the intestinal mucosa in your digestive system will stay clear and healthy. Remember, in nature it is not about avoiding certain foods. It is about eating more of the good ones.