On a cold winter’s day, when you turn on the engine of your car it takes a little while for the motor to warm up so that it operates at its best. This same principle applies to your body. When it is cold outside your body may benefit from something to warm up its engine and get it going.
I love the warm summer weather. Over time I have figured out that I can no longer do a big cold smoothie in the morning when I get up and am already feeling cold. I get irritated and I struggle to show my happy self. I need delicious food that warms me up such as soups and stews.
A couple of weeks ago I read about traditional Chinese medicine and how it is recommended to have ginger tea and warm food for breakfast. So I have started enjoying steamed sweet potato with coconut yoghurt and fresh herbs from the garden as my first meal of the day.
I am always a bit suspicious whether too much cooked food will make me feel less energetic however I have felt more constant energy and more balance overall since changing my breakfast.
It is sad when you realise that so many of us have lost touch to our bodies and spirits. We have all the answers inside of us but we can only uncover them if we allow ourselves to connect and explore. Our needs are different and therefore we all need to figure out what is right for us at the time.