We've almost forgotten what eating seasonally means
OPINION: For decades, European health experts have sung the praises of eating only foods grown local to your area and eating seasonally.
We have almost forgotten what eating seasonally means because we simply don't do this any more.
With long-term cold food storage and buying fruits and vegetables from overseas, we have all the foods we want all the time.
Eating seasonally means eating only what is naturally produced.
What is grown in winter is different from what is grown in summer.
The reason why eating seasonally is best is because throughout the differing seasons, our body requires different nutrients.
For example in winter we usually need extra insulation or foods that are warming and denser, such as potatoes, pumpkins, and the root vegetables.
In summer we naturally want lighter fruits and vegetables such as the hydrating watermelon, lettuces and tomatoes.
One way to eat seasonally is to eat organic fruit and vegetables. Not only do you limit your exposure to toxic chemicals and pesticides, but you are supporting local farmers too.
In fact, once you remove processed foods, takeaways and expensive out-of-season fruit and veg from your trolley, the cost of living organically can cost no more then eating conventionally.
Plus it's major investment into our health for the future..
Making the switch to eating organic was made easy with Fraser Region Organic Goodness organic boxes, a local Wide Bay business, supplying certified organic produce that isn't in long-term storage or from overseas and is chemical free. So we all win.
Their fruit and veg boxes are delivered throughout Hervey Bay and Maryborough.
It's a great starting point to making healthy meals.
"By filling our fridge with organic fruit and veg, and cutting out pre-packaged and processed foods, we now eat better, and are healthier," FROG owner Celine Louie said.
"Plus the kids have a greater appreciation for fruit and veg."
For an appointment with Honor, who is a nutritionist, visit her Facebook page, Honor Tremain Thriving Nutrition, or email email@example.com.