Fall is rapidly approaching, the whirlwind of a busy summer is winding down and we’re readjusting for the upcoming slower season. Fall means it’s time to get back to school, and for parents, get back to life without the kids underfoot. Believe it or not, eating the right grounding foods will help you make the shift for the next season and keep your healthy goals on track, too.

Since ancient times, the Chinese have believed that all foods have different energies that benefit your body in specific ways. Forget about calories and vitamins for a minute, this goes way deeper. This energy is responsible for affecting things like your mood, your level of energy, your awareness, and your health.

Using this principle of grounding foods, you can get your mind and body into prime health, restore balance and feel like you’re on the right track. So which foods are good grounding foods for fall?

Root vegetables

Any veggie that has roots that stretch down into the ground is ideal for grounding. Think carrots, beets, radishes, turnips, garlic, and ginger. The belief here, is that, by adding these to your diet, you’ll feel more rooted in your life and more ready for the fall.

Additionally, sweet potatoes and yams are an ideal grounding food for the season. They can really help you kick those sugar cravings to the curb since they naturally satisfy the desire for sweets, as well. All of these vegetables will help your body prepare for cooler temperatures to come.

Go for the proteins

Focusing on protein helps to ground you, as well. Healthy protein-packed foods help keep your blood sugar on an even keel. Plant-based proteins deserve their own slot because more and more people are turning to them to cleanse and feel more grounded year-round.

However, as fall approaches, eating more plant-based proteins will be even more beneficial. Think nuts, seeds, and lentils. Pumpkin seeds, in particular, are excellent for this season. They help you balance your body and mind and give you healthy energy to get through the day.

Eating well at any time of year is always a good idea, but eating right to serve the season can really help you harness your full potential.

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