The Beauty of Fall
The season of fall upon us means shorter days, a nip of cool weather at night, and pumpkin spice everywhere you look! It also means a big change for our body.
At HAVE SOME FUN TODAY, we believe beauty starts on the inside. Clean, healthy eating gives us a clear mind and beautiful glow. As the seasons shift, so do we. Changing our diet and eating seasonally keeps us in rhythm with the earth's energy and all that's around us. So on these warm fall days, we're grabbing our HSFT printed tote and filling it with the autumn harvest and goodness from our local farmers markets.
Soups, Not Salad
Summer salads and raw food are perfect for cooling summer heat, but in the fall, our body needs dense and warmer, cooked foods. Think soups and stews, winter squash, sweet potatoes, and yams. These foods are warming and very grounding for our body. Chinese Traditional Medicine says that autumn is the season of the metal element, the air becomes dry and there is less moisture. Hydrating with warm teas and water is key. We're never without our HSFT water bottle to stay hydrated through the day.
Gonna Kick it, Root down
Roots and tubers hold the energy of food that comes from the earth. These are dense and warming and help us build our energy for the winter ahead. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, turnips, carrots, ginger, garlic and onions are perfect for this time of year. Eating these foods not only keep us grounded but also boost our immune system. We are in love with this Carrot Turmeric soup with ginger from Mind, Body, Green. We've also changed it up and used sweet potato in place of the carrot in this recipe and it's everything!
Spice it up
Infusing our foods with the flavors and spices of the season stimulate the body and disperse energy. Spices and pungent foods include those that warm like garlic, onions, chili peppers, mustard greens, turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. These flavors support our circulation and encourage digestion.
Taking just a little extra time to change up your diet for the season will give you an inner beauty that shows on the outside. You'll also feel amazing and everyday want to HAVE SOME FUN TODAY!
Written and contributed by HSFT writer and blogger Rebecca Doubek who loves sweet potatoes