We’ve all heard about how good avocados are for our skin – ever made one of those home-made face masks? So good you could eat it? Or some hair treatment involving avocados?
Well it’s not a myth. The healthy fats and vitamin E content combined with phytonutrients make avocados really helpful in strengthening your hair and protecting your scalp, whilst also being extremely beneficial for your skin.
But it turns out, those healthy fats are fantastic for inside our bodies too and for a whole host of other things:
Improves digestion as it’s full of fibre which helps to keep everything in your digestive tract moving smoothly. This is so important because we want to have a clear (and regular) exit route for all the toxins and chemicals that your body needs to get rid of.
B5 and B6, essential for making hormones, keeping your adrenals healthy, making energy and helping you manage stress better.
High in antioxidants vitamin C and E. These zap free radicals. Free radicals are crazy molecules tha...
In nature, Winter is a time for slowing down, turning inwards and digging deep. Shedding the old to make way for the new. For us humans it's a similar story but Winter can also seem heavy going and dreary, keeping our head down, waiting for Spring to come and trying not to get sick.
It doesn't have to be like that. Here are 5 tips for surviving the Winter.
1. Get to bed early. This is the season to hibernate. Don’t push against it. Press pause and slow down. Early nights, snuggled up with a good book, listening to music you love, or meditating are nourishment for the soul.
2. Get outside in nature, whatever the weather. It’s recharging, grounding and clarifying. We need all the natural light we can get in the winter as our vitamin D levels can be low. If you’re feeling seasonally depressed, irritable and are experiencing insomnia go and speak to your doctor about getting your levels checked. It can make a huge difference to supplement with vitamin D if your levels are low.