At this time, nothing better than a birch sap cure to start well. Detoxifying and revitalizing, this precious nectar will help your body do the big cleanse.
Very popular in Eastern Europe and Scandinavia, birch sap is harvested every year in spring. This clear and slightly sweet drink is a true nutritional gold mine. Contains 17 amino acids, minerals (potassium, magnesium, selenium, phosphorus, calcium, manganese and iron), vitamins (A, B, C and E), antioxidants, saponins and enzymes. A birch cure is perfect for the change of season, because it allows the emuntoria to drain and eliminate the toxins accumulated during the winter. This remineralizing and alkalizing drink helps purify the microbiota, speed up metabolism and strengthen the immune system. It is also known to improve sleep, reduce inflammation, and fight kidney stones, ulcers, and joint pain. To reap its health benefits, ditch the preservative-filled pasteurized products in favor of fresh, organic birch sap. Remember that this natural water is especially diuretic. Avoid consuming it before bedtime if you don’t want to get up at night to go to the bathroom. Finally, keep in mind that it is contraindicated for people who suffer from hypersensitivity to pollen or edema related to heart or kidney disease. Caution is also required for pregnant or lactating women and children under 12 years of age. If in doubt, ask your doctor for advice.
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” goes an old saying. It is true that due to its composition it deserves its fame as a healthy food. Low in calories and nutritious, it provides you with soft fibers, antioxidants (flavonoids such as quercetin), vitamins (C and E) and minerals (potassium, phosphorus, manganese, selenium and copper). A nutritional identity card that explains its digestive, draining and diuretic properties. Not to mention its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, hypocholesterolemic, tonic and anti-stress qualities.
Appreciated for its richness in fiber, minerals (potassium and calcium) and vitamins (A, B9, C, E and K), this tuber is the ally of the intestines and the liver. Carrots balance digestion, regulate transit and calm inflammation of the colon. Antioxidant and remineralizing, it also helps reduce blood cholesterol, improve night vision and the health of the skin and mucous membranes. Lemon This detox champion drains the liver and supports good digestion. Very well endowed with antioxidants (flavonoids and limonoids) and vitamin C, it is beneficial for the immune system and vitality. It also contains vitamins A and E, minerals (calcium, magnesium and potassium) and iron. A very well assimilated iron, since it is associated with vitamin C. Another active ingredient, its alkalizing effect that rebalances the internal pH. Is your blood sugar level playing tricks on you? Consume a little lemon with each meal, its acidity will help you reduce your blood sugar level.
My spring detox smoothie
- 15 cl of birch sap
- 1 apple
- 1 carrot
- 1 lemon
- Wash the carrot and the apple. Take out the core. Cut them into quarters. Squeeze the juice from the lemon.
- Mix all the ingredients in a blender until you get a homogeneous mixture. Feel free to add a bit of water if you want a more runny result.
- Pour the smoothie into a tall glass and enjoy.
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