Snacks to Improve Your Summer
Updated: 3 days ago
Eating with the seasons is always beneficial. Add in eating to combat how your body is handling the weather is next level.
As our days fill with BBQs, swimming at the lake, drinks in the backyard your body may be sending you signals that it needs a little extra assistance. What should you be looking out for?
Below are a few things to keep an eye out for. This list is not exhaustive and you don't need to be experiencing all of them, a few is plenty.
Also, if these are symptoms that are not relenting and/or are getting worse, contact your doctor. The goal is for you to be happy and healthy!
Thirsty but lacking the desire to drink; reduced appetite; nausea
Sweating; heaviness of the body, head, or limbs
Fatigue; tired and sleepy; lack of concentration
Muscle fatigue, even with the slightest effort; aching muscles or joints
Due to Minnesota being covered in water, it tends to dampness. We can see this dampness replicated in our own bodies. As it gets warmer and more humid, you may see some of these symptoms exacerbate.
But what can I do?
Outside of getting acupuncture, there are some easy dietary changes you can make at home! I do not advocate for giant changes in anything, whether it be activity or diet. Small, gradual changes are far easier to maintain and are less stressful.
Similar to above, this list is not exhaustive, just a few suggestions to get you started.
Foods to add or increase
Fruits: watermelon, lemon, strawberry, kiwi, cantaloupe
Veggies: celery, bamboo shoots, potato (with the skin), cucumber, eggplant
Legumes & Grains: mung bean sprouts, corn, barley (sip some tea after a meal), pea, buckwheat, mint
Foods to avoid or decrease
Refined sugar and sweeteners
Coffee (I know, I know)
Hot, spicy and/or greasy
Give it a try and tell me what you think. In the meantime, get some acupuncture!
Edina Minnesota Acupuncture
Acupuncture Edina Minnesota