Hello my fellow readers! Since it was New Years, everyone is usually making a resolution to eating healthier. I am one of those people 🙂 So for my readers and myself, I wanted to compile a list of healthy winter eats. These foods are usually in-season during winter or they benefit your winter body (lack of sun, walking, etc.). I obtained these lists from various places: Lauren Conrad, Jolene Hart, and the women of Pinterest. Here are some of these lists:
Fruits & Veggies:
- Supports healthy hair and nails
- Hydrates, protects skin & detoxifies your system
- Supports a flat tummy
- Boost antioxidant defenders
- Detoxifies your system
- Reduces skin sensitivity to sunlight
- Supports hair color & strength
- Sweet potato
- Smooth skin
- Reduces redness (face)
- Winter squash
My favorite thing to do during the winter is drink water with lemons. I use my favorite blue mason jar (with the top) and I just add ice, sliced lemons and water. I either just wait ten minutes for the lemons to soak or let it soak overnight. I do like making it overnight though because you wake up with delicious & cold lemon water. The Lemon water especially helps your system all day and it seems to be an energy booster
Beauty Aliment: Under-Eye
These are some super-foods I obtained from Jolene Hart’s book. These veggies/fruits are suppose to support bright under-eyes:
5 things to incorporate into your winter health
- Take vitamins. I just ordered a monthly subscription to Care vitamins. They are a vitamin company that fits with your health needs and your deficiencies. When you enter their website, they first ask you several questions about your diet and lifestyle. The results compile what vitamins you need to take & they send you daily packets of vitamins. It is a bit pricy, but your first month is 50% off with the code BUZZFEED. So if you do not like it after a month, just cancel 🙂
- Exercise. Join a gym or find something you can do in your residence. I know many people who do yoga- all you need is a yoga DVD and a yoga mat. If yoga isn’t your thing, there are millions of ways to stay in shape.
- Stay hydrated. You should be drinking 48 to 64 ounces of water a day. If you drink a mason jar of water every morning your half way done by the morning.
- Eat fruits & veggies.
- Take a break. Throughout your day, you should have five to ten minute breaks. You can use this time to do anything- pray, journal, enjoy your food, etc.
I hope you incorporate any of these ideas into your diet. Eating during the winter time is really hard- especially since there are so many sweets around us. Remember, stay healthy throughout the year! Not just this month 🙂
– Lisa –