It's time to celebrate our favorite food season! Fall Equinox is upon us September 23, marking the first day of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. It is also the day the Sun moves into Libra, the seventh horoscope sign.
Libra rules the House of Partnerships along with its ruling planet Venus, the Goddess of Love. Of course, the 7th House signifies all relationships, not just the romantic ones, but any time Venus is involved it is a plus for those seeking romance.
Each of the twelve horoscope signs rules a different part of the body, and Libra rules the kidneys. Anyone can benefit from eating foods that support the kidneys, but especially Librans. The following foods and recipes are chosen especially for Libra to give kidney function a boost! Oh, right, and they're delicious, too!
Pumpkin: Pumpkin is a good source of calcium, potassium, and vitamins A and C. It is healthy for many functions of the body, but it is very good for kidney health. Pumpkin seeds also help prevent kidney stones, so don't throw away the seeds. Not only is pumpkin great for Libras, but it is a representation of the Fall harvest and the Equinox.
Raisins: These delicious little gems have ample amounts of calcium, fiber, iron, phosphorus, potassium, and vitamin A, B, and trace amounts of C with anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and antioxidant properties, thus providing many health benefits for the body, specifically for the kidneys. They are a good choice for Libras and other signs desiring healthy kidneys.