I have always been super interested in a holistic approach to medicine. I truly believe that we can heal our bodies and prevent just about everything with an organic, balanced diet. But, I also believe in balance. Its okay to celebrate once in a while, with a massive bowl of chips and salsa, or a cookie here and there. We sometimes need these things to feel human!
I just recently started reading a book called Fix Your Mood with Food, by Heather Lounsburg. The book talks tons about how important it is to nourish our bodies with proper nutrition, for in return, the quality of our physical and emotional lives will improve greatly. The book has encouraged me to step up my health game EVEN more! This salad is not only gorgeous, but has my body screaming with joy! I thought it would be fun to list the benefits of the salad's ingredients so you can pat yourself on the back while your eating!
Beets: lowers blood pressure, boosts stamina, fights inflammation, anti cancer properties, rich in nutrients and fiber, supports detoxification
Spinach: digestion, kidney function, treats anemia, improves eyesight, immune system support, cures fevers, promotes strong hair roots
Pumpkin Seeds: immune support, heart health, liver health, promotes restful sleep, anti-inflammatory, heart health
Avocado: healthy fats, dietary fiber, lowers cholesterol, reduces risk of diabetes, reduces risk of coronary artery disease, prevents cancer
All you need:
Trader Joes Baby Heirloom Red Spinach
Trader Joes unsalted pumpkin seeds