Ah, springing forward. Though historically daylight savings was created to decrease energy use during WWI (whoever figured I would ever be talking about world wars on BATP …), we as a society have realized turning the clock is becoming hazardous for our health with the change in schedule, disturbing sleep patterns, loss of productivity, and depression due to the lack of sunlight in the morning…
However it also marks the calendar as one season closer to my favorite time of the year making it the perfect excuse to get in shape for bikini BBQs, lake adventures and pool parties by eating spring superfoods.
Juices and smoothies are the best on-the-go healthy meals. Strawberries are perfect since they are loaded with antioxidants that help repair skin damage from the great outdoors like the sun. And if you’re up for it, I recently learned of a new trick to add some oats to make your smoothie more hearty and filling.
But if liquids aren’t your thing, fear not! With the weather getting warmer outside, there are a growing number of farmers markets popping up across Houston. There is no other way to eat organic and fresh veggies while supporting your local economy! Also, I hear farmers are hot. #PlanB
And the best way to add spring time superfoods into your diet is by treating yourself with froyo! Toss in some walnuts to give your body the feel-great chemical serotonin. It’s just the refreshing thing you’ll need when temperatures start hitting the triple digits and you won’t even realize the good you are doing to your body.
Here’s to Spring Cleaning your diet,