If you turn your focus to seasonal foods which cleanse, you'll be improving your digestion, increasing your energy and preparing your body for the cold winter months.
You don't have to fast. Just incorporate some cleansing foods. Here are 5 fall cleansing foods listed on IIN (Institute for Integrative Nutrition):
Linked to heart and lung health
Nice, crisp green apples are a healthy snack anytime. For some extra flavor, chop them up and simmer them with cinnamon.
High in fiber and vitamin C
Help lower cholesterol levels
Contain phytonutrients associated with cancer prevention
Roast or sauté sprouts for a delicious side dish.
Provide anti-inflammatory benefits
Protect cells from oxidative stress
Can help lower the risk of colorectal, laryngeal, and ovarian cancers
Add raw onion to salads or cook chopped onion in soups, stews, and stir fried dishes.
Help balance blood sugar.
Good source of beta-carotene and vitamins B6, C, and D
Try them baked or in soups and stews.
Rich with fiber - good for digestion and heart health
Contain cell-protective antioxidants, including beta-carotene and vitamin C
Bake or steam squash and season with digestive spices for a healthy main or side dish.