Welcome to the DW Healing Arts Be Well series of wellness tips for January 2016. Each day I will highlight a card from my Balance Resource Cards decks. The wellness resources will help you bring balance to your body, mind and spirit if used on a regular basis.
Take a moment right now, and practice today's wellness tip as you read this. Grab your journal, turn off your phone, find a quiet place without interruptions and set a timer for 20 or 30 minutes. This is time you are investing in yourself. You are worth it.
Give yourself permission to balance your life.
May you Be Well! Love, Deanna
Vegetables that are raw are harder to digest than those that are slightly cooked. Try steaming, stir frying or grilling vegetables with olive oil, soy sauce or spices for flavor. Vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, celery, eggplant, green pepper, mushrooms, plum tomatoes, scallions, water chestnuts, yellow squash and zucchini are all good choices because of the healing properties they carry. Season these foods with cashews, chili pepper, cinnamon, cloves, garlic, ginger, mint, olive oil, soy sauce or walnuts. Whole grain pasta and brown rice are also better choices than other starches. Choose organic options when possible.
Roasted nuts and seeds are a great source of protein for those who are not allergic to nuts. Roasted walnuts are especially beneficial for increased brain health and lower cholesterol levels. Roasting brings out the natural flavor and oils in the nuts and seeds while making them easier to digest. Roasted nuts make a great on-the-go snack or a quick protein boost when you are feeling tired. Roast raw organic nuts on a baking sheet in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Cool and store in an airtight container. Avoid nuts if you have any allergies or work with your physician to reintroduce these foods as your body heals and is able to tolerate nuts again.