Let’s talk about health food. Let’s talk about what makes your body run like the gorgeous machine it is. Because honestly, how much better is life when you feel amazing. Heads up, try these the morning after a rough night of boozing, it may just make you a productive little bumblebee.
You may know aloe as the go to sunburn remedy, but it is also one of the best lubricants for the body. It’s great for worn out knees, skin, hair, and especially the digestive tract. It’s now available as a juice at most health food stores, but you can also find it in concentrated form. By itself, it tastes like a more viscous water, with a hint of bitterness. Throw 2oz in your juice or smoothie every day and you won’t taste it, but you’ll surely feel it.
Spring is one of the most beautiful times of year, but it can also be one of the worst for those of us with seasonal allergies. However, eating local bee pollen can seriously help with these problems. By ingesting the pollen of the local plants, you can begin to accustom your body to spring. As an added benefit, it will pump you up with some natural energy to keep you going all day long.
Kombucha is a fermented mushroom tea often combined with different juices. It’s full of probiotics, antioxidants, and has been studied as a cancer preventative. Due to the fermentation process it is very effervescent and has a slight vinegar taste, but this makes it only the more enjoyable. A bottle of this and you’ll be feeling fantastic and full of all kinds of new found energy.
‘Cha-Cha-Cha Chia!’ Yeah, that’s exactly what we’re talking about here, those ridiculous gag gift plants you buy for secret Santa gifts at work. Turns out, the seeds are an amazing super food. Chia seeds are full of omega-3’s, protein, fiber, calcium, and other minerals. But it will really rock your world when it comes to hydration. When put in liquid, the seeds expand and absorb, leaving your belly full of time released hydration. Try some GT’s Kombucha with chia seeds when your head is still pounding from last night.
Kale is one of the best leafy greens you can put in your body. It’s jam packed with in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Calcium, and Beta Carotene among many other nutrients. In fact, it has been known in cell repair, meaning that it can have cancer fighting properties. It has also been linked to reduction of cholesterol and a decrease in the absorption of fat in your diet. If it’s a little too bitter for you as is, try sautéing it with garlic and balsamic vinegar.
Okay, so maybe your mom did tell you about bananas. And what a good mommy for doing so! Bananas are full one of the best foods to keep you going on all your outdoor adventures. They are packed full of potassium (which is wonderful for muscle cramps), and sugar (helps with those crashes). And dehydrated….holy moly! This may be one of my favorite light weight hiking foods.
Not only are these berries absolutely yummy, they are really great for you and packed full of antioxidants. Research has shown that eating goji’s can boost your immune system, help with heart disease, assist in anti-aging, maintaining vision, and may prevent cancer. So really, where can you go wrong here?