Foods that nourish!
Welcome to the part 2 of Simple Steps to Self-Care with Heidi.
Last week, I shared some simple steps that you can incorporate into your life to help support your immune system.
Most of us know by now, that a diet consisting of processed foods, sugars, artificial sweeteners, and preservatives is bad for you, so the question some may have is, so what should I eat? Will my family like it? You should also know by now that people have different tastes, my home is no different, and catering to all those different likes and dislikes can be a headache. Sometimes it is just a matter of trial and error and finding ways to incorporate foods into various dishes. If your just starting out, don't get overwhelmed at the thought of transforming your kitchen and habits in one week. Instead, start by making small adjustments, one meal at a time and let the transformation begin.
In todays post, I will share with you a list of nourishing foods, full of immune supporting vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Picky eaters beware, chances are there is something here that you are going to like!
Fruits Vegetables Nuts Seeds
Apples Bell Peppers Almonds Chia Seeds
Oranges Broccoli Walnuts Sunflower Seeds
Lemons Spinach Pistachios Flax Seeds
Limes Tomatoes Macadamia Nuts
Kiwi Kale Brazil Nuts
Herbs Whole Grains
Cinnamon Brown Rice
Black Pepper Oats
Needs some ideas for a nourishing drink. Here are some drinks full of antioxidants, and other immune supporting compounds.
Want a cool option? How about one of my favorites. Kombucha!
Organic Bone Broth - an overlooked superfood . Packed with nutrients such as Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Hyaluronic Acid, Amino Acids and Collagen, Bone Broth is an easy way to supercharge your meals. Use in place of traditional broths in soups, and stews, and even added to smoothies.
As you peruse the shelves, don't forget, the goal is to nourish your body, and eliminate toxins allowing your body to thrive, so consider buying organic produce when its available. Having a hard time finding organic produce? Your local Farmers Market is a great resource and a fantastic way of supporting the farmers in your community!
So, there you have it, your now armed with a list of some great, nutritious foods to begin incorporating into your diet. So now what you may ask? Check back next week and I will share some yummy recipes with you to get you started.
Coming up next week:
Part 3 - Simple Steps to Self -care: Recipes that please!
This blogpost is provided for educational and informational purposes only and is not medical, mental health or healthcare advice. The information presented here is not intended to diagnose, treat, heal, cure or prevent any illness, medical condition or mental or emotional condition.