Changing of the seasons provide us the unique opportunity to incorporate a variety of fantastic particular foods that are only available during that particular time of the year. This means each season offers an array of beautiful fresh produce that we should take advantage of in terms of health benefits and nature.
Here are the many benefits to eating seasonal food
1. High nutritional value: Seasonal fruits and vegetables that naturally ripen in the sun are fresher, taste better and have the highest amount of nutrition, antioxidants and phytonutrients
2. Cheaper: Not only the nutritional benefits but seasonal foods come with many other advantages one of which is that these are very cost-effective. In an area when something is produced area at the time when it is in season there, the cost of the food will automatically go down since the farmer spends no money on transportation and storage. Also, foods that are transported from far off places, the burden of cost of transportation and storage gets transferred to the customers and they end up paying more.
Support’s body needs natural nutritional needs: Eating with the seasons provides the body with the nutrition it needs. In winter we are provided with a variety of citrus, high in Vitamin C which supports the body to fight coughs and colds. The winter vegetables are perfect for making warm and nourishing meals like soups, stews and casseroles. On the other hand summer foods such as stone fruits provide us with extra beta-carotenes and other carotenoids that help protect us against sun damage, they also provide more sweetness for an energising summer, as well as salad vegetables for those tasty cool summer salads.