Get Grounded and Relaxed with Root Vegetables

Get Grounded and Relaxed with Root Vegetables

As the weather turns cooler, our bodies need more warming foods. Root vegetables, which grow abundantly this time of year, have a warming effect on our bodies and help prepare us for winter. In addition, eating seasonally (and locally whenever possible!) helps us stay in harmony with nature. And because root vegetables grow underground, they absorb many of the earth’s nutrients, making them rich in minerals such as iron, as well as packed with antioxidants such as vitamin C, A and B. You’ll love them for the way they are energetically-grounding and help you feel more balanced.

Because these fall veggies have slow-released carbohydrates and contain natural fibre, they also help us feel full and satisfied longer. That, in turn, regulates our blood sugar, provides sustainable energy and cuts down on our sweet cravings – which could otherwise send us reaching for those holiday treats. This powerful combination makes root vegetables a natural pick if you’re looking to feel more grounded, energized, focused and more in control throughout the upcoming “treating” months.

Some of my favourite choices are:

  • Yams
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Parsnip
  • Turnips
  • Celeriac / Celery Root”
  • Radishes

And don’t forget the roots that add flavour, improve digestive health and boost longevity: onion and garlic!

I also love to bring home other yellow-orange vegetables this time of year: pumpkin, butternut squash and yellow and orange peppers, to name a few. Although they are not root vegetables, their colour gives them many of the same phytochemical benefits of beta-carotene and bioflavonoids. They are known for:

  • Boosting your immune system
  • Improving your vision health
  • Reducing the risk of cancer and heart attacks

So add these nutrient-rich, energizing, immune-boosting, cancer-fighting, root and colourful vegetables to your table!Click here www.ancawellness.comto learn more about my approach or schedule a consultation!

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