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How to Eat Seasonally for Your Health

Seasonal food is food that is purchased and eaten on or near the time of harvest. In our modern world we have quick and easy access to many foods regardless of where or when they are typically harvested. The ease of buying avocados (among other things) year round is very appealing, so why would we want to bother with eating seasonally?

We spoke with our friend Alaina from Nightingale College about the benefits of eating seasonal food.

When foods are seasonal they are typically

  • Less expensive
    • You can usually tell what foods are in season because the price is lower
  • Fresher
  • Better tasting

Not only is the food of higher quality, it can also be beneficial to the economy and to your overall wellbeing. Eating locally harvested foods can have the benefit of

  • Supporting your local community and economy
  • Directly supporting local farmers
  • You know where your food comes from and how it was grown
  • It helps the environment
    • Less food transport means less use of fossil fuels
    • Less food processing and fewer preservatives since the food does not have to travel as far.

You can find local and seasonal foods by partnering with a local farm co-op or local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). You can learn more about seasonal foods by going to Seasonal Food Guide. Org.

http://dailyinfographic.com/fruitsvegetablesherbs-when…

https://www.facebook.com/insidePN/posts/nutrition-tip-eat-seasonally-heres-a-handy-infographic-to-helpwhen-you-buy-fruit/549914328445536/

https://www.precisionnutrition.com/aa-environmental-eating-1

https://www.precisionnutrition.com/aa-environmental-eating-2

https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/add-color/seasons-of-eating-infographic

https://www.seasonalfoodguide.org/why-eat-seasonally

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  • Jon Watkins

    For the past 15 years, Jon has been waking you up doing morning radio here in Utah! Originally from Long Beach, California, Jon spends his time driving his kids from sports to birthday parties, blotting the grease off his pizza and complaining about how cold the winter is. Jon and his wife Jenn love to travel and even do a travel podcast together called, “Our Savings Starts Tomorrow.” If you ever see Jon out and about, make sure to say hi! He’s desperate for attention

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