Autumn brings more mild temperatures, along with the most beautiful scenery (although I am biased, since I am getting married in Autumn!)
Along with the positives, of course there are some negatives that come with this time of year. Shorter days often leave people feeling like their energy is zapped. In addition, the dryer air does a number on our hair, skin and nails.
At this stage in my life, I’m battling with a few different skin concerns. I still try to keep the occasional breakout out at bay (especially around that time of the month), while working to prevent early signs of aging. My skin also has the tendency to look dull, so I’m drawn to ways to add brightness. It’s a lot to balance. First world problems…I know.
Think raw veggies and salads are the only way to get in your veggies? Think again!
Veggies soups, in my opinion, are the easiest way to get in your veggies. Don’t rely on the canned variety though – the nutrition value can be quite minimal with these. I encourage you to get into the kitchen and get making your own!
We are fortunate that in this day and age, as we have so many options to obtain missing nutrients. Look at all of your options when you’re in a health food store, or when you’re walking down a pharmacy supplement aisle!
However, as the same time, so many options can lead to feeling overwhelmed and confused.
“Let medicine be thy food and let food be thy medicine” – Hippocrates
Have you even wondered if you should be taking a vitamin or mineral supplement? Perhaps you reflected on your diet, scratched your head and thought “am I missing something?” In order to shed light on if you need a supplement or not, I’m welcoming my friend and colleague Andrea D’Ambrosio, Registered Dietitian and owner of Dietetic Directions as today’s guest blogger!