At last the nights are cool and occasionally we are reaching for a vest or coat as we venture out at night.
The well-known habit of eating a rainbow of colour can easily be transferred to the Autumn plate
My 5 tips best tips to help you eat healthily and live a vibrant, healthy life this Autumn season.
- Always buy fresh food in season.
A change in diet suits most people as the season changes. There are loads of yummy choices, These are some of my favourites – pumpkin, broccoli, sweet potatoes, beetroot, apples, pears, oranges and mandarins.
A delicious creamy pumpkin soup, roasted root vegetables, baked sweet potatoes, pears cooked in wine and delicious apple crumbles.
- Eat plenty of autumn colours
Dark greens, deep yellows and brilliant oranges are the colours of Autumn.
A good rule of thumb is to eat foods that are rich in a variety of colours to maintain your immune system and boost overall healthy antioxidants.
- Boost your immune system.
Change of season is the perfect time to think about ways to boost your immune system.
Be sure to take a good quality multivitamin and mineral supplement. Our food just doesn’t have all the goodies we need to deal with our over full lives anymore. I recommend and take LifePak. It has all the essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients required for a healthy life.
- Embrace gentle movements.
Aussies love to get out and about in the summertime. But for some Summer is just too hot to be enjoyable. Autumn gives you the perfect weather to get your active gear on and get moving.
We spend too much time sitting in cars and behind desks and computers. Nearly all of us spend more than 6 hours sitting. So brush off the bike, skates and walking or dancing shoes and get active.
- Align your life with the season.
You may find yourself making different lifestyle choices.
As the days grow shorter and cooler, give yourself permission to rest a little more. Read, meditate and catch up on a bit of lost sleep. Your immune system will love you for it.
Warm drinks, like hot cocoa, green tea and Chai tea or Chai dandelion are all warming and immune system boosters.
The next few months can be a nice time to slow down. Enjoy some reflection time.
Take this opportunity to nurture yourself by eating fresh seasonal foods and live in alignment with the natural cycles.
I hope that these tips help you to stay strong and healthy!