As winter gives way to spring it’s time to blow out the dust and fix little things around the house. Don’t forget to include your body in your spring cleaning ritual.
Yes, your body needs spring cleaning, according to USANA Health Sciences, a maker of supplements, personal care and healthy food products.
The company’s Executive Director of Health and Science Education, Dr. Brian Dixon, is offering some spring cleaning tips:
- Get outside! Sunlight plays a critical role in the body’s production of vitamin D, which can affect the health of your hair, skin, nails, teeth and overall mood. Add fatty fish like salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines and dairy; or a high-quality nutritional supplement for an extra boost of vitamin D.
- Eat more greens. Bitter greens like endive, arugula and peppermint, as well as broccoli, can aid in digestion, help with bloat, and support our natural defenses.
- Drink your lemon. Start each day with ½ lemon squeezed into a cup of warm water. The lemon alkalizes in your bloodstream can jumpstart your digestion. And then be sure to continue to eat as many fruits and vegetables as you can throughout the day.
- Eat soluble fibers. Foods like avocados, kidney beans, peaches, prunes and oats help keep you full while slowing digestion to help maintain a healthy blood sugar balance. As these foods move through your digestive tract, they absorb water and help the body eliminate cholesterol.
Being a supplement company, USANA is also suggesting that you “re-invigorate your supplement regimen” using its products.
We would add that it’s definitely time to dust off your exercise regimen as well, for the fitness you’ll need to tackle warm-weather living. After all, summer is now right around the corner.