The overload of these holidays have really taken a toll on me! While the exercise routine is still on track, the diet has been pretty much up and down…. we all let loose during December, but boy have all the sugary Christmas desserts & pink drinks really made me feel sluggish and heavy-headed. I’m suffering from a total diet hangover!
When your body is feeling drained and bloated, just the thought of tackling a new year and making the transition from holiday to work mode is overwhelming and slightly terrifying. I’m a firm believer that if you are off to a good start the rest of the year will follow suit…
“So let’s start the New Year pumped with nutrients and feel-good vibes, to reach and maintain those #healthgoals (for longer than 2 weeks)!”
1. Get your Vitamin C Fix!
Bet you didn’t think of blackcurrants as a great source of Vitamin C? But did you know that blackcurrants have the highest level of vitamin C and antioxidants available from any fruit or vegetable. These tiny little purple berries are a sure fire way to reduce tiredness, fatigue and will send you skipping back to work come mid-January. While devouring tubs of these may not be very practical, nor easy on the pocket, ViBERI Organic Blackcurrant Powder offers a yummy blackcurrant drink alternative to ensure you get all benefits of the fresh produce.
ViBERI is so versatile you can add it to yoghurt or any milk alternative to make it a yummy dessert or smoothie. And let’s not forget that Vitamin C is known to contribute to…
- Cell Protection from free radical damage
- Normal neurological function
- The reduction of tiredness & fatigue
- Normal blood vessel structure & function
- Normal Collagen formation for the normal function of skin
2. Sorry, not Sorry Synthetics!
As much as you believe that your diet is giving you everything that your body needs to run optimally, many times there’s just something (or a lot that you are not aware of) that is lacking. An all organic with no synthetics multi-vitamin supplement is something everyone needs…if there’s one thing you want to add to your diet in 2019, add this! And despite what you might hear, natural and synthetic multivitamins are not made equally…with nutrition, quality is better than quantity.
Here are some facts that aren’t often advertised:
- Synthetic vitamins do not perform the same functions in your body as vitamins found naturally in whole food.
- Many synthetic vitamins deplete your body of other nutrients and tax your kidneys before being excreted through your urine.
- The majority of vitamins that are sold are synthetic vitamins, which are only isolated portions of the vitamins that occur naturally in food.
Here’s a little tip…If you choose to use nutritional supplements, use only natural products that list actual foods as their ingredients rather than synthetic and isolated vitamins. And remember a little goes a long way! AMorganic Super Food Multi Nutrient, is a nutritional powerhouse and a top alternative to synthetic multi-vitamin supplements. It contains every essential nutrient for excellent health, it is high in antioxidants, chlorophyll, anti-inflammatories and phytonutrients. It also contains a vegan-friendly plant source of calcium, vitamin C and vitamin B12.
3. Jump on the Greenie Train!
We know they are good for us, but how good? Well for starters… it keeps your mind sharp, makes the skin glow, fights belly bloat, relieves stress, builds strong bones, reduces inflammation, extends lifespan, improves insulin sensitivity, supports optimal gut health, tames the toxins, boosts digestive enzymes, energises the body and helps prevent cancer! How incredible is Mother Nature…
Some days it can be harder than others to get all the greens in. And for some reason the colour “green” has just got a bad reputation, but trust me there are so many delicious green juice and smoothie recipes which the entire family can enjoy (for real). It’s one of the quickest ways to nourish your body in minutes without the major prep! To add some extra “vooma” to your day, mix 1 tablespoon of all-natural Sfera for Goodness Shake, a super energy boosting, alkalising protein blend. If green is just not your colour, this shake also tastes great in fruit based smoothies and contains all the goodness of the earth.
Not a fan of juicing, smoothing or shaking it-up? No problem! DNA Biopharm DNA Greens is another awesome organic green superfood blend containing prolific array of minerals, anti-oxidants, trace elements, chlorophyll, enzymes and proteins that are readily absorbed by the body and packaged in easy-to-swallow veggie caps. Simply pop one of these before every meal and you won’t feel too bad if your lunchbox isn’t overflowing with a wholesome salad and you’ve opted for the easy sarmie instead.
Viridian Soul Food Green Organic also offers a complete, natural, all organic means of delivering an abundance of crucial vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, antioxidants and so much more (available in caps or powder).
Green is really the new Gold… with it’s bounty of benefits, it’s certainly worth a spot on your New Year’s resolution list. Here’s a quick recipe which is loaded with minerals and so delicious that it will soon become your 2019 morning ritual
Triple Green Smoothie
1 head Romaine Lettuce
3 large handfuls of Spinach
4 Kale leaves
1 thumb of Ginger
1 tablespoon Sfera for Goodness Shake (optional) or your favourite Superfood *
Dash Mineral Water or Coconut Water (to thin out to desired consistency)
*great way to bump up your daily intake of nutrients & minerals
Throw it all in a blender and enjoy! It’s totally fuss-free and even easier when you create your own juice or smoothie packs and place them in the freezer ahead of time. Simply add above ingredients into a container or reusable ziplock bag and freeze. Add to your blender with a little extra water or coconut water when it’s smoothie time!
These 3 simple changes will transform your inner and outer self… and a healthy body will support a healthy mind. So here’s wishing you a positively invigorated NEW Year!
I’m off to the bar….the juice bar 😉
Analita Farelo (VitaSoul Blogger)
Photo’s by Project Flash Photography