Traveling to other cities, states or countries is a great way to have new experiences, try new healthy foods, learn about unique cultures, and have lots of fun. It’s a great time to unplug and to find some relaxation time, whether that’s reading a book, taking a nap, or walking around a new town.
Sunsets happen everyday, yet sometimes we’re too busy to stop and enjoy them. Take a look at a beautiful sunset if you missed the sunset today or would like to look at another. Take sometime out of the day to enjoy life, it flies by very quickly.
It’s important to eat a rainbow of vegetables everyday. Vegetables are high in vitamins and minerals that help us maintain our health. The fiber in vegetables also aids the digestive system.
Days can be busy and we can be moving at a fast pace to get everything done. It’s important to take moments out of your day to breathe deeply. While you’re stopped at a signal, before you step into a meeting, in between emails, or when you get home take a minute to breathe in and expand your belly out then let it go. Breathing deeply can help oxygenate your blood which can revitalize your energy. This will also help relax your muscles so you can function better.
The spear like vegetable asparagus, can help thwart disease. It’s full of antioxidants that are good for the skin. Vitamin K is high in asparagus which aids in blood clotting and the vitamin C strengthens immunity. The folate is great for pregnant women and it’s anti-inflammatory. Yes, your urine may smell after a delicious meal of asparagus, but the fiber is great for digestion.
In the Northern hemisphere it usually grows between March and June. You will find thinner spears early in the season and thicker ones as the season progresses. Asparagus are great for roasting, grilling or in a stir fry.
On the coast in Northern Europe the Netherlands also known as Holland is a great getaway destination. Enjoy the beautiful blooming tulips, take a ride on a boat down the canals that traverse the city, or take in the vibrant paintings at the Van Gogh museum. The main city of Amsterdam is a good place to rent a bicycle see the sights and get a little fresh air. For more information visit http://www.holland.com/us/tourism.htm
Spring is a great time to cleanse your life. With warmer weather right around the corner it’s good to start eating lighter foods. Fruits and vegetables will start to come into season that will help with this change. Add strawberries to your breakfast, lemon to your water, beets, asparagus, and artichokes to your meals.
It can also be a good time to clean out your home and get rid of excess. If you haven’t used it in over a year consider donating it. Once you begin to feel the warmth, planting new life can be a great thing to do in the spring time. Don’t have room, don’t worry just take a trip into nature and enjoy the new blooming plants.
Nestled between the mainland, Cuba, and Jamaica, this Caribbean destination is a great tropical getaway. Take a trip into the warmth of the tropics during the cold winter months. It’s a great place to absorb some needed vitamin D from the sun. The Cayman Islands are made up of 3 different islands that offer relaxation as well as attractions to enjoy. Take advantage of the great diving opportunities, visit the turtle farm or stingray city, explore the botanic gardens, and walk through the diverse landscapes of the islands. For more information visit http://www.caymanislands.ky/
Brussel sprouts are part of the cruciferous family. This little green vegetable is packed with nutrients. It’s high in vitamin K which is good for bone health. There’s also a good amount of vitamin C. Brussels are high in fiber that aids digestion. The omega 3 fatty acids can help the body with inflammation. This winter vegetable is a good antioxidant that can lower cholesterol. Don’t let the size fool you, brussel sprouts have great anti cancer properties.
Belgium is not the only place where brussel sprouts are popular. They’re grown during the winter in Europe and North America. So, get out the steamer, add a little olive oil and enjoy this delicious vegetable.
During the winter season it’s important to keep warm. This can be done by heating your body from the inside out, eat foods such as oatmeal, soups, and stews. Warm liquids like ginger tea or adding cinnamon to warm drinks is great. Since it’s a time of illness, it’s a good idea to add extra vitamin C to your diet. It gets dark earlier which is a sign that we should go to bed earlier and get some rest. If you do go out make sure to bundle up. Nature is slowing down and so should we, so cozy up with a good book and enjoy.