Here's some food for thought. A whole world of healthy foods that pack a punch when it comes to feeling good. On this Fit at Five we head over Roost House of Juice to check out the benefits we get from noshing on these helpful foods. Think of it as a whole foods pharmacy. Owner Jeanette Richelson tells us if something ails you. There's a food for that!
With the change of seasons comes another wave of "lovely" colds. Your mom always told you to increase the vitamin C when your sick, but did you know spices also help? Spices like ginger and cheyenne are great at cleansing your system and helping to kick that cold. Digestion problems are also common this time of year thanks to all that comfort eating you may have done during the winter months. Parsley not only looks nice on meals, but it also has a lot of enzymes that work great as a digestive aid. Daikon radish is also great with helping relieve constipation and reducing belly bloat. Try adding some to your salads, stir fry, or juice.
Lacking in the energy department? Blueberries will make you feel anything but blue. They are low glycemic and are a great anti stress food. If you are stressing about those beach days ahead turn to the sea for help. Nori, which is seaweed, helps to boost the metabolism. It's also a good source of iron, protein, and calcium. If seaweed isn't your thing. Good fats are your friend when it comes to boosting that metabolism. Try ground flax seeds. They are a great source of fiber as well as essential fatty acids.