Squeeze The Day! 🍋
Ok! So I don't know about you, but when I think "citrus fruits", what comes to mind is a freshly squeezed, refreshing beverage on a warm summer day. Right? But did you know that citrus are actually winter fruits? Yep! Just in time to load you up with vitamin C, an immunity booster that helps keep you from catching that dreaded cold.
In Ayurveda we say that nature gives us what we need based on the seasons and when we need it the most. I think this is absolutely beautiful. It really is a reminder that nature holds many gifts for us.
So I encourage you to take advantage of winter’s harvest and load up on a variety of fresh citrus fruit. Stop by your local farmers’ market to learn what is available in your area - you may even come across a fruit you haven’t tried before, like Buddha’s hand! I’ve yet to try it.
Meanwhile, I will leave you with this little reminder...
The Benefits of Citrus
a great source of folate which helps the brain produce serotonin and dopamine - your happy hormones
high in fiber which helps lower cholesterol and improve digestion
helps your body absorb iron which is necessary for red blood cell production
high source of vitamin C boosts the production of collagen
🎯 Quote of the week
In honoring the late poet, peace activist, spiritual teacher and ‘Father of mindfulness’ - I thought it apt to share one of his many beautiful quotes.
We can’t allow ourselves to get lost in the past or the future.
We are there for the food and our food is there for us; it is only fair.
Eat in mindfulness and you will be worthy of the Earth and the sky.
— Thich Nhat Hanh
🍋🍊 Recommendation of the week
I came across this thoughtfully curated guide on some of the popular citrus varieties and how you can use them. I hope you enjoy it and find it informative - Your Guide to the Wonderful World of Citrus