So it would seem that I am not indestructible. Bugger!
Today I awoke sneezing, my brain clearly in need of some sort of brain camp therapy. It was not going to be a very functional day, I was certain of that and I felt that I only had myself to blame. Too little sleep makes Claire a very run down girl.
Now in the past when feeling unwell I would drown out my senses with comfort food in attempt to make myself feel better. I don't recall one time in which that practice actually worked. This time I tried something different. I consumed foods that I believed would actually help my body heal and recover.
Juice. Pineapple, ginger and orange.
Pineapple is high in vitamin C, which is a well known fabulous vitamin when feeling the oncoming of a cold or flu. Pineapple also contains bromelain which is helpful with the cough and mucus side of things. Mmmmmm. Delightful!
Oranges are also high in vitamin C. Orange juice is often the go to drink for those with a cold coming on and vitamin C is the reason why. Oranges and Pineapples both also aid in lowering blood pressure.
Ginger helps with digestion. It is high in zinc and selenium and helps to relieve coughs and colds.
Juice followed by lots of water and a good long rest in bed and I'm much better than I was earlier today.
Lesson learned, I do not bounce back from late nights as easily as I used to. Especially when I neglect to catch up on sleep.
Another lesson I learned is that nights out dancing with friends are very much necessary at times and can be Oh so much fun!
Once again, moderation and listening to your body is the key.