There’s no time like the present. That’s an old popular adage that sounds like good advice for those getting ready of the change of season, especially with regard to food. It is true that there’s still a lot left of summer since typically the end of the summer season is 23 September, but it is better to prevent the sort of seasonal jet lag that can happen even before the official dates.
Let’s immediately clear up any misunderstandings. We’re only referring to a condition that is quite common for all of us and is not pathological. For any disorder or concerns about your state of health, the only correct and sensible thing to do is to consult your doctor.
If you too are one of those who feel nostalgia for summer, relaxed days, evening aperitifs, too many ice creams, barbecues with friends and the return to work with its delirious and hectic daily rhythms is something you just can’t stomach, perhaps you’ll find some of these tips helpful.
It all starts with words. Detoxify, regenerate and energize are the imperatives to deal with the change of season without difficulty. Hydration, proper nutrition and a light physical activity are a real panacea.
The foundations for having a stress-less transition from summer to fall.
Seasonality. We hear it repeated throughout the day, seasonal fruits and vegetables are a great starting point, and it’s true: nature gives the correct foods at the right time. Here are some tips on the fruit and vegetables to buy now.
Raspberries and blueberries will help you fight the sensation of swelling, act as an anti-inflammatory, fight infections, are good for the heart and are rich in vitamin E.
Pears and prunes are helpful for the intestine, purifying and rich in antioxidants. But don’t forget figs, apples, peaches, plums and grapes.
Peppers and carrots, as well as adding colour to the plate, these will provide an abundance B vitamins, beta-carotene and antioxidants. Peppers are especially rich in magnesium, potassium, iron and calcium. In addition to vitamin C.
Other seasonal vegetables include: chard, broccoli, cabbage, cucumbers, chicory, green beans, lettuce, eggplant, potatoes, radishes, spinach and zucchini.
Legumes, oil seeds and cereals are great allies for fighting seasonal changes. We prefer those that provide magnesium, potassium, vitamin C and B vitamins.
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Evergreen. A great classic, good for any season, simple and effective: water and lemon in the morning, or for the most daring, only lemon juice. Take it on an empty stomach on a first increasing, then decreasing scale for seven days. Begin with the juice of half a lemon, then a whole one, then one and a half until it reaching two. The days that follow gradually decrease the amount. It will be even more effective if you combine it light physical activity, walking or cycling as you prefer.
Booster. The so-called fat burning foods, though perhaps it would be more correct to say they activate metabolism. These foods are useful to reactivate the regular functioning of our metabolic system. An example? Oats: have a relaxing action, contain vitexin which is useful to combat psychophysical stress and irritability, a lot of fibre for a sense of fullness and B vitamins.
Healthy. Light and energetic foods, quick to prepare while pleasing the palate. You can feel good eating well! Here is a tasty and easy recipe that takes advantage of seasonal foods: pepper and carrot chips. Slice peppers and carrots, then dry them in an oven at 60 degrees C for a couple of hours, season with a little salt and you have an appetizing and healthy snack.
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