5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Diet

Take advantage of the seasonal change by reexamining your diet.

5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Diet

As you spring forward to a new season, it’s a convenient time to shift your focus and renew your commitment to adopting and living a healthy lifestyle. The warm weather may motivate you to exercise and pursue physical activity outdoors and it’s the perfect opportunity to explore open-air farmers markets and adopt new healthy habits, especially when it comes to your diet and eating patterns. Get ready to spring clean your diet and make lasting change with these simple and practical tips from registered dietitians Keri Glassman and Jessica Swift.

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Swap In Spring Produce

Warm weather accompanies the harvest of new and fresh fruits and vegetables. Swift recommends lightening up your brown rice routine with cauliflower rice, which contains only 25 calories per serving and offers minerals like potassium and vitamins C and K. Another great spring vegetable to try is fresh English peas in a chilled soup or as part of a spring veggie medley. They’re packed with nine grams of fiber and can help combat high cholesterol.

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Put a twist on a classic Old Fashioned by adding maple syrup for the perfect fall cocktail. Serve at your Thanksgiving dinner and enjoy the warm flavors.