March is Nutrition Month: Lymphatic System and Food

It is important that we not distress our bodies by consuming inappropriate foods, which should be different based upon the different seasons we are living in. One dish that is for every season that we MUST partake in daily is Salad;  for Salad is the food of liberation with so many colors, flavors and showcases the interdependence between plants

 

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Foods high in essential fatty acids are critical to ensure a properly functioning lymph system. Some of these foods include flax seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and chia seeds; raw nuts, some of my favorites are, pecans, hazelnuts, pistachios; avocados; and all their oils. Be sure to purchase fresh, raw nuts and seeds from the refrigerated section of your local health-food or grocery store.

The essential fatty acids found in nuts and seeds go rancid easily.

*See Slammin’ Kale Salad below

 

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Drink plenty of water. Without adequate water, lymph fluid cannot flow properly. If you drink inadequate amounts of water daily, your lymphatic system will slow down. 8 oz water per 25 lbs you weigh to flush out toxins

 

Orange Lemon Water ~ Energy and Cleansing

 

Slammin Kale Pepper Salad:

 

Dressing:

  • 1 Cup of Orange Juice
  • 5-6 Figs
  • 1/2 cranberries or cherries
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • ½ c celery
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup good cold-press olive oil
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1/4 tea of cayenne or to taste

 

Blend until creamy!

Kale Mix:

  • 3 whole bunches  kale
  • 4 firm tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced thinly
  • 3 green onion, sliced thinly
  • 2 bunches arugala or bok choy

Combine salad mixture and dressing

ENJOY

With love, Ariel

Healing Through Food (c) 2013

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