It seems to happen to many of us. After we get up from our winter slumber, some of our cloths just don’t sit right any more, and that scale…. gee, it’s got to be lying…. It is not uncommon for many people to gain between 3-10 pounds during the winter. But, it does not have to happen. Here are a few principles and ways that can be very helpful to enjoy the cold season with it’s holidays without adding inches to our waist line.
Chinese philosophy is all about balance. Foods are classified by taste, color, and their thermic nature. Consequently, meals are supposed to reflect a perfect balance of each of these groups. If one flavor, color and thermic nature is used too much or too little, the body can get out of balance. According to traditional Chinese philosophy, diseases are invited by neglecting basic nutritional and lifestyle principles.
Herbs are probably among the most undervalued plants on this planet, as the majority of people do not understand their healing value. Yet, many herbs do much more than enhance a dish’s flavor and color; their healing powers and adaptogenic properties are amazingly potent.
Where all berries are valuable sources of minerals, vitamins, and other antioxidants, wild blueberries (of all berries) score the second highest ORAC value (6552). Blueberries as part of a balanced, complete diet of whole unprocessed foods are a wonderful source of antioxidants, macro and micro nutrients, that synergistically contribute to optimum cellular health, thus preventing cancer, promoting vasculatory health, intestinal health, supporting weight loss, eye health and overall health and well-being.