Summer diet tips your liver will thank you for!
Now that the festive season is over, it’s time to get those good lifestyle habits embedded for the summer. Eating according to the season has long been a naturopathic concept. It is no wonder that salads seem more compatible than a full roast dinner on December 25th in temperatures of 22°c plus! Keeping good dietary habits is easier during the summer when lighter food is more accessible and quicker to prepare.
In warmer weather many people find that their appetite is reduced. However, this is very variable. Some people make the most of the longer, warmer days by increasing their exercise, usually outside. They may swim – many of us are lucky enough to live or work with a beach within half an hour’s drive – or cycle, jog or walk. If so, then appetites may be sharpened and larger portions or more frequent meals may be taken. If this is you, and your exercise reduces at the onset of autumn, remember to adjust your diet accordingly!
Summer Recipe Inspiration
There are many good recipes around which provide a good balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat. For instance, cook quinoa, mix in with some almonds, chopped celery and red and yellow capsicums. Toss through with a dressing made with olive oil, seasoning and lemon juice and tear up fresh mint and coriander leaves. Then you have a colourful, balanced and tasty light meal.
If you are lucky enough to have a boat, then catching and eating fish helps meet your need for essential fatty acids. Fish are excellent for their anti-inflammatory and hormone balancing properties.
With the focus off the immune system until late autumn, now would be a good time to focus on kidney cleansing. Green leafy vegetables contribute to healthy kidneys. For faster or more effect contact the clinic for a herbal formula.