Eating Seasonally For Optimal Health
Why eat seasonally?
Eating seasonally keeps us attuned to the Earth, its elements, the cycles of nature, and what is naturally available for the current climate.
It promotes thinking about gardens and being able to pick our own food.
It’s the most economical diet; you’re not paying top dollar for imported fruits and vegetables .
You are often supporting local growers and therefore your local economy and community .
Less chemicals, preservatives, dyes, and additives used to increase the shelf life of fruits and vegetables and have them appear more ripe .
You are eating the most appropriate foods for natural health ie. in summer foods have a moistening, cooling property to combat summer heat . Summer is the time of growth, activity, and expansion.
The warmth of summer requires both a lighter diet and fresher, higher water content foods. Isn’t it amazing that those are exactly the foods that nature provides at this time!
Raw or cold foods are best digested in the hottest climate and during the hottest time of the day. Heavier, warmer food consumption should be reduced and eaten when it is most cool .
Increased intake of water, herbal teas, and fresh juices are necessary .
Exercise and activity is at its peak and the body will run more efficiently on simpler fuels at this time. Consider slightly reducing the intake of animal proteins and fats.
Have a great day,
The Vitality Team