Fall is here! Find out some of my favourite foods to help you reset your body and mind.
Autumn, Fall, Pumpkin-spice latte season, whatever you call it...it's here, and like any season change, it's a time for new beginnings. It's a time to reconnect with our bodies, which is easier said than done in today's hectic world. We're constantly bombarded with pollution-of the body and mind- and it can be hard for our body to keep up with its natural job of detoxifying all these invaders. Here's a list of three foods you can incorporate into your diet that can give you a little help in this department!
Not only tasty, but about as close to a miracle food as you can get. Garlic has been proven to protect against bacteria, yeasts, and fungi (I promise you, not as fun as it sounds). Containing sulfur (up to 75 different sulfur-containing compounds in fact), garlic helps bind heavy metal toxins in the body, and protects against harmful oxidation of the body by free radicals. So go on and ward off those vampires by adding garlic to salads, dressings, and sauces.
Ah mushrooms, the delicious fleshy fruiting body of a fungus...sounds delicious right? Why should you eat something that sounds so disgusting and could possibly kill you if you eat the wrong variety? Because according to Kelly Clarkson, Daft Punk and Kanye whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger? Solid reasoning, buuuuut even better is that mushrooms are highly nutritious! Mushrooms supply protein, B vitamins, and several minerals (including germanium which is thought to protect the body against free radicals). They also have a meaty texture so you'll feel full without breaking the calorie piggy-bank, 1 cup of mushrooms only has 20 calories! This fungi has a bright future; a lot of research is being conducted right now on the link between mushrooms and immune health. So go ahead and incorporate these bad boys into pasta sauces, pizzas, or roasted with Fall-inspired vegetables like parsnip and brussel sprouts!
Even just typing out that words makes my mouth pucker! Any superfood list has to include lemons in my opinion, regardless of the season. Lemons have proven their worth in the food world, cleansing the bloodstream and liver, helping the immune system, and aiding digestion. Wake up to health with warm lemon water in the AM (about a half lemon squeezed into a cup of warm filtered water), or squeeze this sour treat on salads or pastas.