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Spring Clean & Spring Cleanse

As the saying goes, clutter in your physical surroundings will clutter your mind and spirit.  So what better time of year than the Spring to spring clean your life.  Despite the cliched play on words, it really is a time for embracing the change of seasons, and literally speaking in terms of  cleaning out the cupboards but also with regards to the metaphorical fluff of de-cluttering our insides. Its a time of the year whereby incorporating clean eating, and getting outside, sucking in the sunshines vitamin D and exercising are key in clearing our body and mind of the Winter darkness.

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With stress being one of the biggest causes of acidic build up in our systems, embracing the alkaline way of life is a way of reclaiming balance and mental clarity through the foods that we eat. There is such fantastic selection of seasonal veg to be indulging in at this time of year - here is what should be on your shopping lists this Spring. Pack lots of these into your vibrant green juices, smoothies, soups and salads.

CLEANSE THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

Our digestive system and what passes through it has a huge impact on the way we feel, the way we act, and the way in which we live. Would you put diesel into a petrol car, NO, so why do we fill our bodies with the wrong kinds of fuel? Spring cleansing is all about filling your body with the right things so it can rid itself of the wrong things. If you need a helping hand, our Fridge Fill service is a brilliant way of starting your spring clean without the stress of having to think about what to cook.

CLEAN & CLEAR SURROUNDINGS

It's not until you clear the spaces around you that you realise how beneficial clear spaces can be for a clear mind. Try one room at at time - or just your desk. A clear mind is the first step to the best approach to a Spring clean.

If you struggle to find the time or energy to start your spring cleanse - start with these three simple things and start building from there. 1. Spend at least 10 minutes outside embracing nature each day - From a run around the park, to walking the dog or even getting off of the tube one stop early to walk that extra distance. Spending time in the fresh air has many health benefits. Not only does 10 minutes outside make you feel refreshed, but air is the most essential element needed to sustain life and also purifies the blood, as well as being brilliant for our skin. 2. De-clutter the garden - and get the family to help you out. Gardening not only strengthens your limbs, helps your cardiovascular system and develops flexibility, it’s great for weight loss too. Also, gardening as a family project is a way of spending precious time together, whilst getting everyone outdoors. 3. Eat grapefruit -  Not only is this fruit one of the biggest alkalisers out there, but its health benefits range from being incredibly rich in the nutritional powerhouse vitamin C to being full of anti-oxidants. Furthermore, research has shown that the anti-oxidant Lycopene in grapefruit can be of help to those fighting cancer. Check our new Juicy Grilled Grapefruit recipe here.

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So this Spring, de-clutter. Physically, mentally and internally, spring into action, and embrace the outdoors in this fantastic season!  

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