Most of us are still in areas with warm temperatures. Some days are downright hot! We are still seeking cold drinks and foods that provide hydration like melons, cucumbers, cold water, popsicles, smoothies, etc, but fall is rapidly approaching. Believe it or not, eating the right grounding foods will help you make the shift for this next season and keep your healthy goals on track, too.
Since ancient times, the Chinese have believed that all foods have different energies that benefit your body in specific ways. Forget about calories and vitamins for a minute, this goes way deeper. This energy is responsible for affecting things like your mood, your level of energy, your awareness, and your health.
Using this principle of grounding foods, you can get your mind and body into prime health, restore balance and feel like you’re on the right track.
So which foods are good grounding foods for fall?
Any veggie that has roots that stretch down into the ground is ideal for grounding. Think carrots, beets, radishes, turnips, garlic, and ginger. The belief here is by adding these to your diet, you’ll feel more rooted in your life and more ready for the fall. Additionally, sweet potatoes and yams are an ideal grounding food for the season. They can really help you kick those sugar cravings to the curb since they naturally satisfy the desire for sweets, as well.These vegetables will help your body prepare for cooler temperatures to come.
Which of the vegetables do you love? I love a sweet potato warm with a small amount of butter or ghee and a sprinkle of sea salt. Yum; soo, soo good! Don't throw away that potato skin! As long as you cleaned it before baking, make sure you eat the skin for fiber and nutrition. I also love roasted vegetables, and so do my kids!
Look for my Herb Roasted Carrots Recipe Video in my Fall 2019 Newsletter. With only 5 ingredients, this recipe is simple and delicious.
Anytime you make the recipes I share, please let me know.
Go for the proteins
Focusing on protein helps to ground you, as well. Healthy protein-packed foods help keep your blood sugar on an even keel. Plant-based proteins deserve their own slot because more and more people are turning to them to cleanse and feel grounded year-round.
However, as fall approaches, eating more plant-based proteins will be even more beneficial. Think nuts, seeds, and lentils.
In particular, pumpkin seeds are superb for this season. How ironic! Nature knows what we need! Pumpkin seeds balance your body and mind and give you healthy energy to get through the day.