This long winter has inspired low energy and sluggishness. Many people feel stuck in their homes and stagnant in their lives.
Surprisingly, diet can help. But how? Feel renewed with some homemade, warm, cozy comfort food with a few twists.
When a recipe calls for white potatoes, try a substitute; cauliflower can be mashed and sweet potatoes baked or cubed, diced, etc.
White potatoes are basically sugar, taste rather bland and are burned very quickly by the body, causing over-eating. Cauliflower and sweet potatoes are delicious changes that add great flavor and a lot of nutrition.
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Dairy milk can cause excess mucus and digestive issues. Try substituting a nut or seed milk, like unsweetened almond milk. Remember that these are non-dairy beverages, called “milk” because of their white colors and texture similar to dairy milk; they consist mainly of nut or seed, water and stabilizers. These contain no dairy, are shelf stable until opened and are usually found in unrefrigerated areas of the market.
Remember to add many veggies and herbs to soups and stews. Even try some vegetables you have never eaten, to add variety and adventure to your favorite dishes.
Don’t worry about adding exercise to your routine, but certainly move every day. You can play with your children, grandchildren or pets. Schedule an activity such as skiing, ice skating or indoor swimming. Easiest of all, you can simply turn on the radio and dance; just get up and move for at least a half-hour each day.
Try these simple tips and don’t forget to take your daily multivitamin and probiotic. Probiotics help with digestive discomfort and boost your immune system so you won’t get sick so easily while temperatures fluctuate.