Good morning. First, thanks to Liz, who I shared some coincidences with yesterday, for this link which tells a little more about the grounding we talked about yesterday. Knowing it does a body good, made barefoot gardening (really light gardening) a whole lot more fun, yesterday afternoon. This morning, I went out to check for fallen mangoes (they are just starting to ripen) and truly embraced the feel of the earth beneath my naked feet. To learn a little more, check out this short video: http://youtu.be/HUP3icSsiDA
Another beautiful thing about being outside is the dose of vitamin D we get. There is no supplement that can hold a candle to that big ball of light in the sky. The thing about the sun is, though, as we all know, is that in order to get enough of it for a tan, we have probably gotten too much. Did you know, though, that colorful, carotenoid-rich fruits and veggies are nature’s self-tanners? In research done in Scotland, people who added more fresh produce to their diets found that their skin took on a warm golden glow, which was seen as more attractive by study participants that the skin tone of the people who ate less produce. Bonus: eating antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables protects your skin from free radicals and sun damage. Just one of the many reasons to eat colorful foods!
Mother Nature has done this incredible job of giving us everything we need to be happy, healthy and look terrific. Thanks, momma N. You always take care of everything.