5 Reasons Seasonal Foods Are Better For You

October 15, 2017

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 travelled from another country or another state- meaning, more preservatives are required to reach you. Ingesting unnatural preserves harms your body, so choose the alternate route and choose to eat fresh.

 

2. Nutrient Rich

 

More nutrients and minerals. Fresh, seasonal product ensures we get our vital nutrients.

 

3.Gut Microbes

 

Our gut bacteria varies each season. Eating foods that are grown in the season 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. 

 

 

Fall Salad Recipe: Simple, Delicious & Nutritious

 

Ingredients:

2 medium beets cooked

1 medium apple 

1 small onion

2 table spoon virgin olive oil  

1/2 teaspoon dried basil 

 

Directions:

Cook the beets then cut into 1-inch sticks, then cut the apple into small cubes, and chop the onion. Mix all ingredients well, add salt, black pepper, and dried basil. For best result, let it sit for 1 hour, then serve. 

 

 

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