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Eating Seasonally For Optimal Health

Healthy Eating Tips Provided by vancouver Chiropractor and Naturopath

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.

*visit www.farmfolkcityfolk.ca , www.bcfarmfresh.com,  or www.seasonalcornucopia.com for more information

Have a great day,

The Vitality Team

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