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Spring's arrival this week means that the farmers market is getting a brand-new makeover in the form of produce. While fresh veggies are the cornerstone to any clean diet, there are a few spring foods with the added benefit of having natural detoxing properties.

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Besides being an antioxidant powerhouse, asparagus provides digestive support to the body. Like chicory root, asparagus contains inulin, a type of prebiotic that encourages colon health while also stimulating the growth of probiotics (good bacteria) in the body. All in all, this is a major win for your digestive system! Enjoy asparagus roasted with a little olive oil, or maximize spring's bounty by making this recipe for fava beans and asparagus with polenta.

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If you live on the West Coast, springtime equals cherry time. Besides being a proven anti-inflammatory, studies have shown that antioxidant-rich cherries reduce uric acid and cholesterol levels in the body. And since cherries help reduce sore muscles and joint pain, make yourself a batch of cherry granola bites to enjoy post-workout!

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