Ever felt totally wiped out? You find yourself eating junk food and nothing is getting you out of that funk? That stuck to the floor kind of feeling like someone needs to peel you off? Why is it that some days you can do anything and you have a ton of energy and other days not so much?
Think back to what you are eating.
That energy that keeps you going on long, hard days is called 'Jing' in Chinese medicine. And once you wear it out, it's really hard to get it back. But no worries you can get it back.
Any food that comes from the water - fish, seafood, and sea veggies help to replenish your Jing. Think salmon, shrimp, oysters, sushi, nori seaweed. Aim for variety. If you're vegetarian, skip the seafood and go straight for the seaweed.
The other Jing-forming food is seeds. Sesame seeds, especially black ones, are the best, but try to eat many different types. Pumpkin seeds, hemp, flax, chia, sunflower, the list goes on. Get this pine nuts are considered seeds, so eat your pesto! Make homemade seed butters (like peanut butter, but with seeds instead), roast seeds in the skillet and sprinkle them on your oatmeal or veggies. Try it when you are feeling wiped out. Add some sesame seeds to your salad or soup and experience your energy coming back.
You will know Jing is back! Supper's On makes an amazing salad filled with Spinach, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and cumin seeds. It's called the Energy Salad! Be sure and order it next time it's super easy to make yourself and your body will be grateful for the added energy.