The air is getting cooler, leaves are changing colors and the days are shortening. As the seasons start to change so do your health needs. Your herbal nutrition choices can help power your body to stay strong and healthy. Autumn is the season to focus on supporting lung and colon health to maintain the digestive and immune systems. Today at Himalaya Herbal Healthcare, we have some nutritional and herbal guidelines to help you keep up a healthy diet.
Eat Foods that Cleanse and Protect
During cooler weather, mucous tends to build up within your body. Pungent foods and herbs help disperse and dispense of the mucous within your body and prevent illness. Some foods that will provide support are chilies, ginger and onions. Licorice root is especially helpful in clearing the lungs and ginger helps aide digestion. Both of these herbs are found in one of Himalaya’s newest herbal formulas, ComfortCleanse.
Increase the Fiber in Your Diet
Fiber is an essential nutrient in your diet. Dietary fiber contributes to wellness in a variety of ways. It can lower cholesterol, prevent constipation and keep blood sugar levels in a healthy range, which promotes digestive health and immune system support. This is essential during cool weather when germs are more prevalent. Apples, pears, cherries, carrots and oats are some of the best sources of fiber in the fall.
Stay Active Despite the Weather
It’s easy to stay active outdoors during the sunny, summer weather. But don’t let cooler and inclement weather keep you from moving your body and staying active. There are plenty of activities to stimulate your joints and muscles indoors. Practice yoga, find local spin classes or try another activity you enjoy.
Autumn is a nice season for people to relax and slowdown from their tight schedules. Before you get bogged down in holiday planning, give yourself a chance for internal reflection, set a new fall diet to carry with you into winter. If you’d like to learn more about your health and herbal wellness, sign-up for our email newsletter at the bottom of this page!