There’s something about winter and our lack of sunshine that can put us in a “food funk.” I know that for me, I struggle with maintaining a healthy diet as winter approaches—perhaps you experience the same. I’m not sure why, but it seems that fruits and veggies are often overlooked during these months.
Our bodies are reliant on receiving all of the nutrients we need on a regular basis, and vegetables and fruits are a vital component of that—not only to maintain a vibrant body, but also a strong immune system. Science has proven that many fruits and vegetables contain elements that are key to a healthy diet, and we’ve all heard that we should eat more broccoli, chow down on those blueberries, or incorporate more leafy greens into our diet.
It can sometimes drive you crazy trying to get the benefits of eating all those different fruits and veggies each day to get the advantages of what vitamins and nutrition they all have to offer. Another obstacle is also the availability of fruits and vegetables. For someone like me who only visits the grocery store weekly it can be a real challenge finding fresh items that will last a week. Especially during the winter months! Without that healthy dose of vitamins it seems like the winter body blues start to set in.
So my advice for beating those blues is to remember those fruits and veggies! Shake it up with different produce, see what is “in season” and try something new. If citrus is your thing than this is your season! For the kiddos clementines are great and easy to peel, or even using canned fruit and making some smoothies will surely be a hit! Always keep in mind there is the frozen and canned section if what you want isn’t in the fresh produce section. Remember it is better to get something rather than nothing! Another alternative is supplementing your fruits and veggies with vitamins when you just can’t get in that daily dose. In the past my kid’s gummy vitamins were normally my only source of supplements, but this year I am trying something new. Recently I was introduced to Juice Plus and was amazed by the concept of getting my veggies in a pill! Starting this new found regimen will be an exciting change for me, one that I am up for if it will help to beat those winter body blues and give me the extra nutrition my body needs.
So before you fall into that winter funk or if you are already feeling the blues, this is your reminder to try boosting your body with those much needed fruits and veggies. However you choose to get in that daily dose the goal is getting it in to keep a healthy, happy body.
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*Always remember to consult your physician before starting any new health regimen