PRIMED FOR SPRING CLEANING
At about this time every year, sunshine leaks through windows revealing the dust that accumulated during the winter months on shelves, windowsills, and baseboards. Much like the interiors of our homes, our bodies deserve just as much attention.
Now is the perfect time to do a little biological spring cleaning! Body Prime’s clinically tested formula of magnesium, apple pectin, and prune powder, will prime your body to absorb optimal nutrition from the healthy selection of foods you incorporate into your diet.
In addition to this powerful formula, here are a few in-season, high-fiber vegetables that will enhance your internal spring cleaning and get you on track to better health:
Eating one artichoke fulfills an entire day’s fiber requirements. Because artichokes are high in fiber that help control constipation as well as preventing the risks associated with absorbing the toxic compounds in some foods.
Rich in glutathione, asparagus has the ability to break down harmful compounds, such as free radicals. The spear-shaped vegetable also ranks high in antioxidants, which are known to neutralize free radicals and save cells from the damage these intruders may cause.
This crunchy, sweet veggie is a fantastic source of fiber and can potentially remove toxins from the colon. Its high folate content give it the properties to convert homocysteine—a dangerous molecule that damages blood vessels—into more gentle molecules.
For centuries, people have been using onions to reduce inflammation. Like asparagus, onions are free radical scavengers and are beneficial to gastric function. The quercetin found in raw onions is more potent than quercetin acquired through tablets and is said to protect against oxidative stress.
This vibrant, fresh green brightens up anything from a smoothie to an omelet. It’s rich in glycoglycerolipids, which can help protect the lining of the digestive tract. It contains an astounding amount of Vitamin K and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Quit using watercress as a garnish and start eating it by the forkful. Containing 200% of the daily recommended Vitamin K in just one cup, watercress improves bone health and calcium absorption. Try adding watercress to pesto or pasta sauces for nutritious dishes.