Autumn and Vital Energy – Nutrition tips
María, author of the blog YogayTé and certified in Bach Flower Therapy and holistic nutrition, shares every twenty first of the month with us this ancient wisdom science.
It is a privilege for us to have her as a partner, and we hope that you can learn from her advice through these posts and her blog.
AUTUMN AND VITAL ENERGY
Autumn is here, time of collect and stillness. Time of study and planning, energy is directed inward, in descending.
It is time to organize, and schedule a diet for this station, where the essence of food is perceived through smell, and related to the metal element and lungs.
If we want to stimulate activity in the body and focus mentally, it will help us to include in our diet sour foods such as cabbage, pickles, yogurt, lemons, apples and grapes, cooking with less water and at a lower temperature.
In Autumn it is more pronounced sadness emotions, related to the lungs and large intestine. People prone to this emotion at this time of year and often feel more stressed. It is advisable to clear and clarify unresolved emotions, focusing internally, and making long, deep breaths.
Smokers or people with chronic respiratory diseases may also suffer more symptoms of imbalance in lungs like sharp pains, chest tightness, coughing, and limited breathing.
If we lead a sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, overeat, consume milk and other food that clog our lungs, consume an unbalanced diet, snuff or medicate, we will feel tired, with skin and hair problems.
Food and protective purifiers
- Mucilaginous food. Helps the renewal of the mucous membrane of the lungs and large intestine. Kombu seaweed, flaxseed and fenugreek seeds.
- Dark-green vegetables. Protective effect thanks to abundant beta carotene (precursor of vitamin A). They stimulate the immune activity, protect the lungs and the large intestine from cancer. Carrots, squash, broccoli, parsley, chard, spinach, lettuce, arugula, kale, turnip, watercress.
- Green foods improve digestion of proteins and fats.
- Fiber. Helps cleaning the lungs and large intestine. Wheat bran, seasonal fruits, carrots, oatmeal, brown rice.
- Cooked food. Avoid food coolers.
- Spices and herbs. Fennel, fenugreek, flaxseed, ginger, daikon radish.
To stimulate the organ function associated with this season, it is advisable to occasionally do some fasting based on vegetables, fruits, vegetable soups, and herbal teas.
Clean the lungs and large intestine once a year through a good diet with protective food that help us to have fewer colds and flu, and provides us more energy and less unhealthy emotional attachments.