Try Natures whole food as your Medicine on Wednesday.
Winter can leave us devoid of energy, pushing our self through the day, feeling heavy and bloated. You may be waking through the night, or awaking in the morning un-refreshed. Although there are many reasons for this but most commonly it is that we may need to include more raw enzyme rich roods. When eating food close to nature we are provided with a majority of our nutritional needs as well as enzymes our body needs for energy production. Have you ever thought about eating food as close to nature for a day?
Some people call it plant based eating, others may call it whole food or clean eating. I like to label it 'Wellness Wednesday of Natures eating' #wholefoodwednesdaybynaturo.
The goal for this type of eating is to break up your current eating habits and bring in some foods closer to nature. Foods to include are fresh salads with a rainbow of vegetables added, Fruit salads with hemp seeds and sesame seeds on top for added protein. Whole oats soaked overnight with chamomile tea and fresh grated pear and ginger on top. Raw nuts and seeds, when wanting a salty taste try olives or fresh herbs. When needing something heavier you can halve an avocado and add lemon, oregano and sliced tomato and cucumber on top.
Most importantly, when preparing these foods stop and enjoy the process. Experience the smells, immerse yourself in the colors. How do they make you feel? Can you taste the herbs you have added? Winter time, is about restoring and rest. Our diet will need to contain a lot more energy rich foods with lower fat so now is a great time to start the change ready for Spring.
You may also want to try Black rice, legumes and beans that you need to soak overnight then cook. Mix together with seeds and currents and use your fresh winter grapefruit as the dressing with unhulled tahini and olive oil.
Try to create your own dips like humus - with added roasted beetroot and cauliflower. Dressings with added Unhulled Tahini, lemon and coriander seeds.
Let this be a day of the week you will focus on Nature and what it provides as a whole form.
With fluid intake try to find some fresh mint, rosemary or lemon that you can slice and add to your boiled water. Enjoy the flavor and smell and way it cleanses your body.
And if possible cut out alcohol. It weakens your liver, the basic organ for fat metabolism.
If you enjoy this day of eating and want to learn more we can put together a program for your needs whether weight loss, cleansing or calming of the nervous system. Let Food be your Medicine.
Also Face to Face is back! King William road, Unley from 27th July. So looking forward to seeing you again in person!
Lisa Fiocchini. ND. RN. Cardiac
Naturopath using food as medicine
23A King William Road, Unley