This blog will talk about seasonal eating, what it means and also what foods are best for Autumn and Winter. Each season offers wide variety of beautiful fresh ingrediants. This is a great time to start experimenting with new recipes or reinventing old ones to incorporate more seasonal fruits and vegetables. Always remember, Bio-Individuality is key! There is no one-size-fits-all diet, each person is a unique individual with highly individualized nutritional requirements. So, when looking at the foods suggested, keep in mind your own dietary requirements and food sensitivities.
EATING WITH THE CHANGE OF THE SEASONS
To put it simply, eating seasonally is when you are eating foods that are ready to harvest at the same time of year that your are eating them. This lifestyle encourages you to only eat PRODUCE that are in season for your geographic area. Seasonal food is fresher, tastier and more nutritious than food consumed out of season which in turn is also better for your body.
The food you eat affects your body. When the temperature drops and cold weather sets in, fuel your body with food that can help raise your body temperature and make you feel warm.
In general, foods that take longer to digest can help raise your body temperature and make you feel warmer. Look for food that’s high in healthy fats, proteins and carbohydrates. Many of these foods are more complex and take longer to digest.
ENJOY MORE OF THESE FOOD IN WINTER…
Kale – Rich in vitamins A, C, K, and E
Pomegranates – Potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties
Patatoes – How you prepare them is important, roast and boil, don’t fry
Root Vegetables – A good source of several vitamins, iron, and fiber
Oatmeal – Zinc and soluble fiber
Butternut Squash – Vitamin A, potassium, and fiber.
Pumpkin – Beta-carotene and a source of fiber
Avocado – Healthy monounsaturated fats
Citrus Fruits – Vit C, also high in minerals
Fennel – High nutrient profile + Digestive aid
Apples – Source of Vit C and Pectin
Sweet Patatoes – Great source of beta-carotene
Persimmons – Nutrient dense, with Vit A
Leeks – Source of magnesium
Broccoli – Surprising source of Vit C
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