FOOD FOR YOUR WINTER SEASON
You may have read our blog post that talks about food throughout your cycle and been really interested in the power of different foods through the different seasons of your cycle. Well I thought it would be helpful to write a more in depth and specific post about each season with food in mind.
Today I'll be talking about your Winter Season. This lasts generally between 1-7 days and we bleed because our uterus lining is being shed. It's either called your period or menstruation and our hormones estrogen and progesterone are at their lowest point of our cycle, which, is why you may feel tired, run down and low in energy. This is a VITAL time to slow down, rest and replenish yourself.
It's really important that we eat lots of iron rich foods like grass-fed organic beef and lamb, dark leafy greens, chickpeas and lentils. When we bleed various minerals and compounds leave our body leaving most of us depleted, the main one being iron. Lack of iron in the body can greatly affect our oxygen supply to various body parts and this will make you lethargic and slow. In severe cases it can also lead to anaemia so be sure to bump up the iron rich food supply. Key to get Iron absorbed into the body is to eat Vitamin C rich foods alongside. It's really important to balance your diet out.
Vitamin C foods include everything from berries to citrus, tomatoes and peppers, to broccoli. It's a great way to include a range of colours to your diet. Be sure to include at least 5 portions a day.
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