Five tricks to greet autumn full of energy!
There’s no use beating around the bush: though this month started out as if it were still summertime, autumn has really arrived.
Along with it, new projects and good intentions, but also the first risks of coming down with a cold during the change of season, especially for those who, like me, still aren’t ready to surrender to warm sweaters!
Here are our five tricks to help us greet the autumn full of energy:
1) Warm water and lemon juice first thing in the morning
As soon as you wake up, get into the good habit of drinking a glass of warm water with the juice of a lemon squeezed in. On an empty stomach, our organism absorbs all the nutrients and the lemon is very rich in trace elements, vitamins and fantastic properties. Among other things, it is antibacterial, alkalizing, enhances our immune response, stimulates the metabolism and aids the digestion. If you can, add a little grated ginger: it’s has a natural super antiviral effect!
2) Fill up on antioxidants
Besides helping prevent cancer and other diseases, antioxidants are well known because they help the organism combat free radicals and thus prevent aging, for a soft peach skin even in November. Do yourself a favor and eat these foods:
Recent studies claim that the chemical substances contained in the apple help to purify the respiratory tract and, thanks to the fibers they contain, like pectin, they keep cholesterol under control and protect the intestine. In addition, the apple is a good remedy against liquid retention. There must be a reason why people still say “an apple a day keeps the doctor away!”
It is one of the fruits richest in antioxidants, particularly polyphenols and tannins (much more than red wine, even), and also rich in vitamin C, potassium and folates. It helps to lower the levels of cholesterol, protects against allergies and influenza. An interesting curiosity is that it is said to have aphrodisiac properties: taken every day it increases the levels of testosterone by 30%. So take advantage of lots of juice and puts a large helping in your salad too!
Like all the citrus fruits it is rich in vitamin C, fibers and flavonoids, which are good for the liver. It disinfects and aids digestion, confirming its fame as a “weight-loss” fruit because it accelerates the conversion of fat into energy.
3) Take your time
Even better if you’re out in the open: just 10 minutes in the sun every day is sufficient to give you all the vitamin D you need, and that is so important for the bones, and to regulate many functions of the body and even your mood! During a work break, a picnic in the open, in the scraps of time you devote to your own interests or to physical activity, set aside a little time every day just for you.
4) Super Foods and seasonal foods
To prevent and treat seasonal ailments, but above all to strengthen the immune system, fill up on seasonal foods, especially those concentrations of wellbeing known as Super Foods:
This fruit is exceptionally high in Vitamin C (much more than lemons and oranges), Just one kiwi will fill your daily requirement! It helps to prevent and treat influenza and many forms of anemia.
An anti-inflammatory and antibacterial spice that, in addition to stimulating the immune system, helps combat nervous hunger.
– BRUSSELS SPROUTS
Probably, the vegetable kids hate the most, along with all the cabbages in general, they are a goldmine of antioxidants and vitamins (particularly A, C, B and K … very good for the bones). They have a beneficial action on the female hormonal metabolism, anti-anemic and detoxifying properties.
Here’s another excellent excuse for filling up on roasted chestnuts: they’re good for you! Rich in potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and other mineral salts, they are a great aid for fatigue, the digestion and the nervous system. Moreover, thanks to Vitamin B9, they are useful in pregnancy for the production of red blood cells and the synthesis of DNA.
5) Plan your next vacation!
It doesn’t matter whether it’s a long vacation, a weekend or just a day trip. All that matters is to go!