Summer is officially here! It's time to welcome in cooling nourishment into your life to stay cool, just like a cucumber ;)
The body is always working to keep the internal body temperature at around 97-99 degrees F. The body has a natural ability to adjust itself to any given environment to maintain balance. Some people adjust easily to temperature changes while others can experience symptoms of over heating. It all depends upon the person's current state of health and how "hard" the body needs to work to reach balance. If the body is fed acidic food, is being pushed to it's limit daily, and inflammation is present within the body, it will not be as easy for the body to adjust to higher temperature change.
Symptoms and Signs of Excess Fire Within:
-redness in eyes
-inflammation (swollen muscles, red pimples, rashes)
Ditch foods like processed sweets, chips and fast food that only give you minor stress relief, it's not working, it only causes you more stress in the long run.
Go against your old food choices.
Embrace a new way of living. Honor your temple, feed it well with foods that calm your mind and bring vitality to your being,
1. Broccoli is packed with the vitamin folic acid which aids in stress reduction. Add broccoli in a stir-fry, soup, pesto, or roast in the oven for a side dish.
2. Drink warm water or chamomile tea. Warm drinks calms the nerves. Drink at work, before or after meals. Chamomile tea also aids in digestion.
3. Oranges are packed with high amounts of vitamin C and as you break the skin of the orange breathe in the citrus aroma. Citrus scents are known to uplift and calm the mind. Have it as a snack or squeeze fresh juice in the morning. Start the day off happy! :D
4. Celery juice with lime. Celery is a natural anti-depressant because it contains vitamin b-6 (folic acid...