As we head into a new season, it’s important that we start incorporating seasonal foods into our diet. When we eat with the seasons we get foods that are at the peak of freshness and we can take advantage of the nutritional content that we would miss with out of season foods. It’s also great for our environment. Here are some healthy tips for eating in season:
It’s good for you- Eating seasonal foods helps to support our bodies natural cleansing and healing abilities. When you eat with the seasons you replenish your body with a wide variety of important vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants and phytonutritents that you need to maintain vibrant health.
It’s good for the environment- Eating in season and purchasing local reduces the amount of miles your food has to travel to reach your plate. It cuts back on the amount of fuel used and it reduces pollution.
It’s Sustainable- Seasonal foods that are grown organically are more sustainable because they are grown by farmers that care about the planet. By not using toxic chemicals, GMOs and by rotating crops to increase soil fertility, these farmers are producing healthier foods and protecting the planet.
It’s economical- When you buy seasonal organic and local foods you are supporting local businesses within in your community. You will also find that many local foods cost less than foods that are shipped in, thus saving money on your grocery bill.
It’s now fall and if the cool weather hasn’t hit you yet, it’s not far off. Make sure you adjust your diet and lifestyle to gain maximum advantage. You’ll be thankful and the planet will be thankful. Have a great fall and don’t forget to visit me “here” for great information and programs for your healthy Journey.
Is prevention the answer to the healthcare crisis? Isn’t it wiser to prevent sickness and disease rather than to treat it after it has developed?
We are in the midst of a healthcare crisis in this country. Obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease are at epidemic proportions and our healthcare system is not adequate enough to handle it.
When the health of our population is at risk, so is the health of our entire nation. A sick nation effects us economically which in turn compromises our security. As a sick nation we are not a strong nation.
So why aren’t we doing more? I’d say the answer lies with our own government and the corporations that influence government policy. The lobbying efforts of food corporations and big pharma are geared towards treatment. Our government subsidizes cheap food which in turn is produced by corporations for the masses. The masses get sick and big pharma treats them with the medications they produce. There is no end game for sickness and disease. Why would there be? It’s not profitable.
The treatment model we follow is not sustainable. If we want to prosper as a nation then we need to move to a prevention based healthcare model in which people are educated on healthy habits and lifestyles and real food is an option.
I’m a health coach that is trying to make a change one person at a time. How do we take on a government and corporations that are working against us?
I’ll tell you how. One person and one community at a time.
We need a healthcare revolution in this country. The top down approach isn’t going to work. We need to look at ourselves and our communities and foment change from the bottom up.
I would love to get comments and thoughts on how we might do this. Maybe I’m barking up the wrong tree, but this conversation needs to happen. What are your thoughts?
I’m always available for a conversation about your health questions. Why not “Click Here” for your complimentary “Empower Your Health Strategy Session.”