Seasonal eating is more important than you may imagine. On one hand, it’s very satisfying to find tomatoes in the winter and squash in the summer. But, there are a buffet of reasons that eating seasonally is beneficial to your health.
1. You Deserve Fresh Food
Eating foods grown in season will ensure freshness. If it’s not native to the season, then it must have traveled from another country or another state, meaning more preservatives are required for it to reach you. Ingesting unnatural preserves harms your body, so choose the alternate route and choose to eat fresh produce.
2. Rich in Nutrients
More nutrients and minerals are found in seasonal produce. Eating fresh, seasonal products ensures we get our vital nutrients.
3. Gut Microbes
Our gut bacteria varies each season. Eating foods that are grown in the season properly feeds the gut bacteria, resulting in easy digestion, vitamin production, and a stronger immune system.
4. Smart Choice
Let’s be honest, it’s hard to differentiate what’s healthy and nutritious when things are presented in attractive packaging, ready to eat, with a bunch of labels claiming “all natural ingredients.” Not only do seasonal foods best serve our bodies, but they are also more affordable. Berries and vegetables are consistently more expensive in the winter, for example.
5. Happy Body
Food is medicine. Treat your body well and your body will love you back. It takes knowledge and commitment to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Simple, Delicious & Nutritious Fall Salad Recipe
2 medium beets, cooked
1 medium apple
1 small onion
2 tablespoons virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
Cook the beets, and then cut into 1-inch sticks. Cut the apple into small cubes, and chop the onion. Mix all ingredients well, add salt, black pepper, and dried basil. For best results, let it sit for one hour, then serve.
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Sherry Khachatryan is Holistic Health Coach, Registered Nurse and founder of LUV-HEALTH coaching. Specializing in health and wellness, her target is busy professionals, those who want to maintain a healthy lifestyle but are overwhelmed by bulk information and videos, all trying to offer some guidance.