With the festive season upon us, one of everyone’s favourite holiday past times is of course getting together with our loved ones.
Food helps bring everyone closer and Christmas is they typical time for over-indulgence (usually followed by well-meaning but impossible to keep New Years resolutions). Excessive binging on heavy foods, puddings and alcohol can leave us all feeling sluggish and exhausted, the last thing you need when you’ve got a house full of guests running around!
So this year, enjoy a healthy, happy Christmas, feel energised, fresh and relaxed throughout the holiday period.
A touch of spice
Spicy flavours like cinammon, nutmeg and clove instantly bring out the festive feeling, but they’re also very good for you too. Fill your home with this natural festive perfume by infusing a stick of cinammon in warmed honey, add a spoon to hot tea as a detoxing sweetener, or stir into hot water with a slice of lemon, for a quick and delicious health booster.
Or try rich, warming soups spiced with fragrant flavours like turmeric, chilli and lemongrass for an exotic and healthy side.
Keep it colourful - Beautiful Beetroot
A touch of colour is just what you need to brighten up your home around Christmas, and the dinner plate is no exception. Fresh, colourful fruits and vegetables give a much needed boost of vitamins and minerals, perfect to boost your health in the colder winter months and detox your diet.
Mix up fresh chutneys, try combining apple and beetroot. Apple adds natural sweetness and fibre to detox a sluggish digestive system, while beetroot is packed with nutrients, helping your liver to eliminate toxins. Ideal when you’ve had an indulgent holiday period and need to perk up your health!
Nuts in your stockings
Nuts and dried fruits are a festive staple, don’t hold back on them this year, as they make the perfect healthy nibbles, all day long. Nuts are packed with a variety of essential nutrients and healthy fats, helping to keep your skin looking softer, firmer and younger, a must when you’re dealing with harsh weather conditions and heating all day.
You can eat nuts as they are or mix them up into fantastic healthy recipes. Choose a wide variety of nuts in different dishes. Almonds are rich in vitamin E, calcium, magnesium and zinc, perfect for fighting off the flu and boosting your immunity. Creamy, delicious brazil nuts meanwhile are wonderful mixed into a pesto, and are rich in selenium, a nutrient to boost heart health.
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