Food is meant to be celebrated! Since ancient times, food has been a gift from the earth bursting with super-nutrients and delicious flavors. The traditional calendar indicated that celebrations, such as harvest festivals and seasonal merriments, were in-tune with spring equinoxes and summer solstices. People would feast on what the earth had given them – produce that was in season, local and fresh.
The festive season right now is no different. It should be a time of fun and family, and with that comes delicious food. However, we have somehow equated ‘delicious’ with processed, high fat, and high sugar cakes, pastries and an abundance of saturated fatty meats. Ready meals, convenience-based pies and hams, and pre-packaged goodies that are intensely sweetened, salted, and laden with preservatives and colorings are the norm. We barely recognize the food we eat.
We certainly still want to enjoy the foods that are a traditional part of our cultural or local holiday celebrations but without all the harmful additives. Can we change our focus this holiday season? Instead of feeling guilty about all the things we shouldn’t eat, can we feast on powerful superfoods that taste yummy, too? Is there anything we can do differently this year to keep our energy levels up and our health glowing?
The festive season is adorned with everything green and red, so why not apply this theme by adding wonderful green and red superfoods to your diet? This holiday season, we can feel good inside and out by including these colorful nutrient ‘power packs’ to give us an all-round energy boost.
Superfoods are a rich source of nutrients, packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and essential fats that are remarkably beneficial for your health. They are thought to help prevent heart disease and cancer, as well as protect your body from cellular breakdown and damage. In a season filled with turkeys, champagne, and rich desserts, rescue your body from the food-induced comas by adding these give festive, green and red superfoods to your table.
Red and Green Superfoods
Add more festive colors to your holiday meals this season with red and green superfoods! Naturally red foods, like tomatoes, contain high levels of antioxidants such as lycopene. Green foods are also rich in antioxidants, along with detoxifying and cleansing properties to help you feel great from the inside out. So go on – enjoy those drinks in moderation, eat plenty of super festive superfoods, and be merry!