We are coming to the end of February and we have had a couple of nice spring days. Have you noticed how your food preferences change as soon as the sun is shining and there is some warmth in the air? Mine does. We were going to have soup for lunch, but after our usual walk to post the aromatherapy oils that we sell on ebay, I fancied something different. Something that we had quite a lot last year, over the Spring and Summer. Goat’s cheese on tiny toasted ciabatta bread with fresh homemade salsa to accompany it. It tastes fresh and reminds me that summer is just around the corner.
With things the way they are in the world, we are not sure if we are going to get to Portugal again this year. I love going to Portugal and visiting the Saturday markets where all sorts of fresh fruit and vegetables, hams and figs are sold. Just walking around the streets with the sunshine boosting our immune systems, inter-mingling with locals and tourists, it is a highlight of my holiday. Buying the fresh produce and cooking them with all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals which is good for my health, which shows in the glowing skin, strong hair and nails, and high energy levels I rarely feel the need for my green food supplement that I take daily when in the UK. This year I may have to be satisfied with a staycation in Scotland again and reminisce over my photos.
Healthy eating is part of my routine for good physical and mental health. A good balance of fresh food with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetable is good for a natural intake of vitamins and minerals, the building blocks for all those chemicals in the body which maintain our health. They keep out blood sugars level, avoiding those highs and lows which come with eating fast food, sugary snacks and drinks, and alcohol. It is well documented that addiction and adoption are closely linked. In the Flourish Family we often discuss cake and chocolate as something that we use as to self soothe. Not the best health habit to have.
Think healthy, eat healthy, be healthy.
Blessings and Joy, Joy