Dallas Acupuncturist Nancy Corsaro talks about ‘eating for the season’

Dallas Acupuncturist Nancy Corsaro talks about ‘eating for the season’

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) recommends certain dietary principles for better digestion and good health depending upon the season. For winter, this ancient wisdom tells us to:

Eat more cooked foods and less raw and cold foods such as salads. If you do have a salad, add a hot soup or grilled fish or chicken. Raw foods are ‘cold’ energetically and we want to eat warming foods in the cold weather.
Avoid iced drinks. Drink hot tea and room temperature water.
Try adding more warming spices and foods to your winter diet — onions, garlic, ginger, cumin and cinnamon are all warm. As an added bonus, these types of foods and spices increase metabolism, so you burn calories more efficiently!
Eat more satisfying foods such as high-fiber beans, whole grains (brown rice, for example) and lightly steamed or sauteed veggies. High fiber keeps hunger at bay, and you’ll be avoiding additives and chemicals in processed foods.

May you stay healthy and happy this winter!

Dallas Acupuncturist Nancy L. Corsaro, L.Ac. is a Texas-licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbologist and is a nationally board-certified Diplomate of Acupuncture. – See more at: http://blog.netoffer.com/dallas-acupuncture/2011/01/18/dallas-acupuncturist-recommends-ear-massage-to-reduce-stress/#sthash.CfD5YmDF.dpuf