During this holiday season, chestnuts will not be the only legumes roasting on our open fire. Nuts are packed with protein and minerals to sustain your energy all season long. Here are a few of the nuts we go nuts for here at Urban Remedy.
Cashews: Power-packed with minerals like manganese, potassium, copper, and iron, cashews are a perfect snack to fuel your body on a cold winter’s day. Minerals keep your bones strong and your impulses sharp. They also keep your hormones balanced. Relax and sip some cashew milk before bed and dream sweet!
Walnuts: Proud members for the tree nut family, walnuts are a perfect snack to boost heart health and protect against type 2 diabetes. Rich in Vitamin E and Omega-3 fatty acids, these legumes decrease your bad cholesterol, refueling your bloodstream with goodness. They can also lower your risk for excessive clotting. Quickly caramelized and tossed in a salad? Well don’t mind if we do!
Almonds: Did you know an efficient bloodstream makes for an energized body?Hearty and protein-rich Almonds help alkalize the blood and relieve qi stagnation in the liver. This process cleanses your whole body, helping your bloodstream function more efficiently. At Urban Remedy, almonds make our brownies, cookies, and brittles extra delicious. We know what your friends are getting for the holidays…
The winter can be stressful. At Urban Remedy we want your winter memories to be family filled instead of catastrophe ridden. Here are a few yoga poses to destress after even the most anxiety inducing holiday soirée season.
Child’s Pose: Kneeling on the ground, sit back on your heels and touch your forehead to the mat with your arms either stretched out in front of you, or lying by your sides. Often encouraged as a resting stance during challenging classes, child’s pose stretches your low back, while also reseting your nervous system. With child’s pose in your back pocket, that failed holiday casserole will never get you down again!
Standing Forward Bend: With your feet planted shoulder width apart, slowly fold over one vertebrae at a time until your hands reach your shins, feet, or the floor. Considered an inversion because your head is below your heart, this pose increases blood flow to the brain, reinvigorating your mind with energy and clarity. Perfect for another round of grandpa’s ‘jokes’…
Corpse Pose: Shavasanah, or corpse pose, is typically the final pose of any yoga class. Used as a gateway to post-workout meditation, this pose is a perfect remedy for calming all pre-holiday party jitters. Lie on your back with your palms facing up and focus your attention on the breath. If your mind needs a bit more help calming down, try counting down to 10 without any other thoughts popping into your mind. A thought popped up? Start back at 10. Just like that, you’re a countdown away to holiday bliss!
Cranberries are this holiday season’s tangy superstar. Fresh, sweet, and festive, these berries are packed with vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants making a dish with cranberries the healthiest companion for all of your traditional holiday favorites.
Why so healthy? The antioxidants in cranberries help eradicate cancer-causing free-radicals from the bloodstream and body, lowering your risk for mutant cell growth.
Feeling a cold coming? Pop a few cranberries for a kick of Vitamin C. Vitamin C boosts your immune system, helping you fight off even the peskiest virus.
Oh and if that’s not enough… the phytonutrients in cranberries act as anti-inflammatories keeping your body and mind mellow in wellness this holiday season.
This year, keep calm with cranberries!