Changing with the Season
Spring is known as the season of renewal, rebirth and regrowth. Buds begin to bloom. Days begin to last longer. Even wildlife catch spring fever – after all, many come out of hibernation or come back from migration and begin the mating season.
Seasonal changes also affect people. With the warmer weather of spring, many of us feel as if we are coming out of hibernation, too! The increase in sunlight has the greatest positive affect on our bodies, mood and health. Sunlight is a natural mood booster and helps our bodies get the vitamin D we need for healthy bones. Plus, spending more time outside is often a motivator for getting more exercise, which can help reduce stress and improve our mental clarity. In fact, research has shown that simply spending time in nature can lower blood pressure. Now there's even more reason to get out and enjoy the unusually warm weather we've had lately!
Spring may also affect the foods you crave; you might find yourself wanting less heavy foods and preparing lighter dishes, soups and vegetables. In that case, I’ve got you covered. This month we’re focusing on the benefits of cauliflower – in soups, purees and paired with healthy dips.As the season changes, I’m wishing you a happy and healthy transition!
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If you're trying to make changes to your self and your diet, you need to set yourself up for success. Use this FREE checklist to take a good look at your kitchen – the fridge, what's lining your cupboard, the pantry – and get rid of all the things that might tempt you.