"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. If we did not taste adversity, than prosperity would not be so welcome." Anne Bradstreet
The cold weather is coming. Can you feel it? Whether you’re ready or not, it’s time to ditch the thongs and dust off your boots. As the weather starts to cool, you may begin to notice some differences in your body. Perhaps you’re feeling more tired at the beginning or end of your day? Or maybe your digestion isn’t feeling up to par as it was during the summer months? Whether you realise it or not, your body is undergoing its own transition – in alignment with the change in season. During seasonal transitions, your body adjusts when the days get shorter or longer as well as when the temperature changes.
In order to maintain positive energy levels, increase immunity and uplift mood, it’s important to keep your nutrition in check. Fortunately, ORGANIC INDIA has you covered as you make the seasonal transition, with 4 suggestions to give your body the support it needs to thrive:
FILL UP ON FIBRE
We all know that fibre is an essential part of a healthy diet. But why is it so important during the seasonal transitions? For starters, the dramatic change in temperatures can leave you feeling cold and tired. If you are bloated and constipated, this is only going to make matters worse. Fill up on fibre with fresh autumn foods including zucchini, squash, apples. squash, apples, pears, and beans. You can also try adding a tablespoon of ORGANIC INDIA Whole Husk Psyllium to your favourite beverage, giving you a leg-up on your daily fibre intake! Sluggish digestion can also leave you feeling irritable and depressed. This is the last thing you need, especially if you experience SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).
GET YOUR GREENS
If you are like most people, chances are you don’t get enough green veggies on a daily basis. Let’s face it; making veggies taste good can take some serious creativity along with longer preparation time. Try getting in the habit of starting the morning with a green smoothie. Stock up on spinach, kale, fennel, and cucumbers to give your body a healthy boost of immune-strengthening nutrients. You can really rev-up your greens by including a scoop of ORGANIC INDIA Moringa Powder. Not only is this award-winning powder a great source of vitamins and minerals, it contains an abundance of amino acids which serve as the building blocks of protein. Keep a jar in your cupboard for the days where you don’t feel like cooking up a side of greens. Your body will thank you!
ADOPT A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
Just the thought of cold and flu season is enough to give anyone the chills! According to Harvard Medical School, you can you can fend off disease-causing microorganisms by adopting healthy-living strategies. These range from eating lots of fruits and veggies, whole grains and foods in low in saturated fat to exercising regularly while maintaining a healthy weight for your body type. Another tip is to get decent nights sleep on a regular basis; if you drink alcohol – do so in moderation. You can also stay well this season by strengthening your immunity with ORGANIC INDIA Tulsi-Holy Basil. Not only does this amazing herb support immunity, but it also boosts the respiratory, digestive, and central nervous system. Made with 100% organic herbs, ORGANIC INDIA Tulsi-Holy Basil can be a great addition to a healthy lifestyle for keeping the sniffles at bay! Try any of ORGANIC INDIA’s teas, as they all have Tulsi-Holy Basil as the base.
MOMENTS OF SELF-CARE
Autumn and winter can be overwhelming…in a good way! Meditation has been shown to have numerous benefits for increasing immune function and self-control to decreasing depression, anxiety and stress. Meditation has even been shown to improve your social life such as increasing social and emotional connection, making you more compassionate and even feel less lonely.
Find the time to enjoy a few moments of self-care, best paired with a cup of ORGANIC INDIA Tulsi tea. There are so many great flavours to choose from that are perfect for fall, including Tulsi Turmeric Ginger, Tulsi Masala Chai, Tulsi Cinnamon Rose and Tulsi Ginger tea. Grab yourself a travel mug, pour some ORGANIC INDIA Tulsi Tea, and enjoy all of your fun winter activities!