One of the secrets to making everyday health easy, is to be able to look at one ingredient and have several ideas come to mind for how to use it. Right now, as part of my exploration to incorporate spring liver loving foods into my every day, I am experimenting with Swiss chard. I have included chard on my Produce Shopping List for Everyday Spring West coast Cuisine. Psst, I like to re-use the same shopping lists to make everyday health more convenient.
To learn the art of making everyday health easy, it is helpful to be able to look at an ingredient and have several ideas come to mind for how to use it. Right now as part of my exploration to incorporate spring liver loving foods into my everyday, I am experimenting with Swiss chard. I have included chard on my Produce Shopping List for Everyday Spring West Coast Cuisine as I try to use the same shopping lists to make everyday healthy and convenient. Despite the fact that as much as I like greens, I have never really liked Swiss chard; I think it tastes like soap. I’m much more of a kale type woman, but when I saw Swiss chard on sale at Whole Foods for $0.99/bunch, I was inspired to learn to LOVE this veggie.
How do you know when it is time to cleanse?
Do you notice that your tongue has a white coating in the morning when you wake up? Or maybe you yawn after a main meal and just want to curl up and snooze. Perhaps you experience abdominal bloating and gas, especially after a main meal, or you feel "spaced out" and your mind is cloudy.
Though most people experience this at some point in their life, these are all common symptoms of what is known as ama in Ayurveda, and it's simply a sign that our bodies needs balancing.
Eating Seasonally for Wellness
By consuming food that’s in season, it becomes healing for Mother Earth and for our bodies. In-season produce can often be sourced locally, thus helping to reduce our carbon footprint. Since it is available in abundance during its peak season, it is rich in nutrients and natural occurring flavours. Another advantage is, that it’s often less expensive or on sale :-)
Seasonal foods also help provide the right type of fuel for our bodies to maintain balance, like grounding warming foods in the winter and lighter cooling foods in the summer. So what do our bodies need in the spring during the in-between time from the transition of cold to warm?