Thursday, August 23, 2012

Healthy Choices ~ Eating Food in Season

One of the best pieces of nutritional advice I ever got was from a little organic farming book. I found this treasure of a read at the library in Alabama, and for the life of me I cannot remember the name of it. It was written back in the 70s and had a comprehensive list of fruits and veggies. This list would refer to when you should eat something, where it should come from, how to preserve it and numerous ways to cook it. It was one of those books you wish you could "lose" and just pay the library for. Of course, I could not keep it for myself. I took some notes and returned it on time.

What I wanted to share with you today is something that has stuck with me ever since. Eat Food In Season.

When I walk past the apples in the grocery store, and it's the dead of summer, I tend to just pass. There are basic fruits most of us are familiar enough with to know that it's not harvest time for that item. So ask yourself, why is in sitting in your grocery produce department? How was it grown? How far has it traveled? If we are talking fresh fruit, what type of pesticides were put on this piece of fruit to keep it "fresh?" The very thought freaks me out.

This next video is a QUICK intro to seasonal and healthy eating. If you don't have time to watch the next video which goes into great detail, please take a moment and watch this one.

This next video is phenomenal for understanding why I am sooooooo passionate about eating seasonal, organic and local.

That young lady has a series of videos. Just click into Youtube and check out her channel.

If you are at work and can't turn your speakers on - here is a quick visual chart to check out:

I hope this has been super helpful for you.
Even if you are not dieting or limited on funds to purchase organic food - you can totally shop better by at least purchasing what is in season.
Don't forget, your local farmer's market is SUPER cheap. Make a point to stop by, you'll be surprised.
Good luck!


Jessy Polzer said...

Thanks for the post. I've been looking for prints like the one you've posted for my kitchen- do you know who did the artwork or where they are sold?

Many thanks!

Jessy Polzer said...

Where can I find prints of that artwork? Many thanks!


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