Eating Fresh for Optimum Health

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Eating Fresh for Optimum Health

March 23, 2013 diet losing weight weight loss 0

fruit n veg

It’s a great idea to eat food that’s in season for more than one reason. Seasonal produce is more likely to have been sourced locally, rather than being imported from the other side of the world. This means that you will pay less for your produce, support your local farmers and community, reduce your carbon foot print and enjoy fresh food that is ready for eating, with the least human interference. There are now a number of recipes available online which specifically feature the produce of the season. Fresh produce should be at the centre of your diet, fruits make a great ‘in-between meals’ snack or a healthier dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth. Vegetables can be used widely in your cooking, and as the weather cools down basically any combination will make a warm and comforting soup or a  hearty slow cooker meal on rainy days. Good accompaniments to your fresh produce are lean meats, lentils or nuts.

Here’s what’s in season for Autumn

Fruit:

  • Apples
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Kiwifruit
  • Lemon
  • Watermelon
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Persimmons
  • Plums
  • Quinces

Vegetables:

  • Snow Peas
  • Beans
  • Sweet corn
  • Tomato
  • Turnip
  • Zucchini
  • Eggplant
  • Beetroot
  • Spring Onion
  • Asparagus
  • Pumpkin
  • Carrot
  • Potato
  • Cabbage

 

 

 

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