|Greens, Greens, Greens
Just because the summer salads have disappeared doesn’t mean the greens need to too. Ensuring your body is getting adequate vitamins and minerals from green veggies is essential to fighting off that stubborn winter cold. Did you know that kale offers 120mg of vitamin C? That’s more than what you need in a day! It can be a warm kale and beet salad, blended greens in a smoothie, steamed veggies from a frozen bag, whatever you have to do to get those greens into your body. Click here for Dr. Axe’s 34 Green Smoothie Recipes.
Kick The Caffeine
Okay, okay, before you curse me and click away from this post…hear me out. Do you ever notice that your body is dependent on that cup of coffee or tea first thing in the morning to feel even remotely human…or not foggy headed. Or when 2/3/4pm hits, are you desperate for chocolate, coffee, or sugar of some kind to perk you up? I just want you to know this isn’t normal…or necessary! By kicking the caffeine dependency, or at least reducing it, you allow your digestive system to work properly, allowing more of your food to be absorbed as nutrients, rather than stored as fat. Soooo, when you grab a delicious latte, ask for a decaf. When it’s tea time at home, grab a decaf or herbal. And when you’re feeling low energy and need a pick me up, reach for vitamin B, raw cacao, spirulina, chlorella, fruits & veg and of course, water!!