My family's health is one of my most important priorities. And if I’m being honest, the most direct way to positively impact my family’s health is through food.
If I continually allow my children to eat processed foods with harmful ingredients such as artificial flavorings, food dyes, and high fructose corn syrup, they will experience trouble with their health. On the other hand, if I intentionally provide my family with real food, that’s going to make their bodies happy, and I’ll know that I’ve done my best to take care of them.
My favorite drink at the local juice bar is called Roots Remedy. It’s a lovely juice made of beets, apple, lemon, and ginger. I enjoy the way that it’s both refreshing and warming at the same time. The bright pink color the juice takes on from the beets is sensationally satisfying. If I close my eyes now, I can just see myself: the sun shining, a nice walk along the river, with a beet juice in hand.
During the winter, citrus becomes widely available, which coincides with cold and flu season. Eating citrus in the peak of its season is a perfect way to boost your immune system with Vitamin C.