I like to learn and implement good things from various healthy diets. One of these is the macrobiotic diet, where you eat according to season. It makes sense that the Oriental people should know what they are talking about, since they have been doing this diet for centuries and had success and experience.
We are in winter now, and the produce that helps you to be strong in the cold are the vegetables and fruits that thrive in the cold. They draw inward like the root vegetables of all kinds; potatoes, onions, garlic, carrots, turnips, beets, and ginger.
Then, there are the leafy greens, and cruciferous vegetables that grow best in the cold and fight cancer, viruses and bacteria as do the roots and tubers. The cruciferous vegetables are broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kohlrabi, cilantro, mustard greens, brussel sprouts, and kale.
There are the sunshine fruits fresh from California; oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes. They bring the sunshine and happiness to your soul on a dreary, cold, cloudy day. And, don’t forget berries or a good avocado section to mash on toast in place of mayo.
Winter Foods with Fat
Oh, and there are the high-fat animal products to help insulate you. Are you at your ideal weight? Maybe, you could avoid them and see the fat storage on your body get burned up for fuel.
Nuts, grains, and beans are winter foods too and will help you get more digestible protein, calcium, and some good fat.
I think I’ll fry up some brussel sprouts in a little olive oil, then sprinkle on some chicken seasoning and salt. Yummy! Then, I’ll make an Italian antipasto with broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots. Another day, I’ll make oven-baked potatoes. And, it’s nice to have some apples, cara cara oranges, and tangelos on hand for snacks.
Eat the produce that gives inner warmth and immune power. Become powerful and healthy this winter!