Along with a new season come new foods and rituals.
High in fibre and plant-based protein, peas help keep you full. They’re an excellent source of micronutrients: Vitamin C, folic acid and manganese. Spring greens are a young tender variety of cabbage that are harvested in late February until early June. Nutritionally cabbages and spring greens are high in fibre, protein and vitamins A and C. They’re also a source of B vitamins, calcium, potassium and iron! On the other hand, Asparagus is packed with vitamin K, vitamin A, protein and folate, this spring green helps transport calcium to your bones and boosts your immune system.
Hydrate when you are hungry.
Another strategy to prevent overeating is to drink a glass of water before you eat. For some people, the difference between hunger and thirst can be subtle. And making sure you’re getting enough liquid overall—especially now, as the weather is starting to warm up—is important as well!
Eating a rainbow of foods is a great way to load up on fiber, vitamins, and other disease-fighting compounds. Include three or more colors in each meal and one or two colors in snacks. Scramble eggs with spinach and red bell pepper. Add strawberries and apricots to green salads. Brighten up sandwiches with shredded carrot and arugula. Blend blueberries into smoothies.
Eat more whole foods
One of the easiest ways to spring clean your diet is to eat more whole, unprocessed foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains and lean proteins. They’re loaded with nutrients and are often lower in sugar and sodium compared to processed foods.
Eat less sugar
Cutting down on added sugars from foods like pastries and sugary drinks can give you more energy during the day. Instead, snack on foods with filling nutrients like protein for lasting energy. Eggs are an excellent source of protein and contain no sugar.
Are you ready to spring clean your diet? Spring is a wonderful time of year. Spring cleaning your diet is the first step to spring cleaning your life.
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