Seasonal Eating for Optimal Health


Photo by JOhn Tornow

Photo by JOhn Tornow

Happy Mother’s Day Every One!!  Enjoy this beautiful day!

With Summer quickly approaching and all the Farmer’s Markets starting back up again, I wanted to address the idea of eating seasonally.  In Portland, you often hear people talking about focusing on eating locally, organically grown and seasonally appropriate foods.  These buzz words can be overwhelming for someone just trying to get a meal on the table for themselves or their families.  It is easy to become confused by the multiple messages about what to eat and where to buy your food.  Some have even asked, “What does seasonal eating even mean?”  Seasonal eating is a philosophy of eating where your diet is adjusted according to what is currently growing in your own region.  Seasonal eating focuses on eating food that will support your body in the particular season you are experiencing.   With today’s modern grocery stores, you can find almost any food you desire at any time of the year.  This may seem like a benefit of our modern transportation, refrigeration and grocery system but many are discovering the amazing advantages of eating fresh, locally harvested food.

Benefits of Seasonal Eating

Eating seasonally benefits the environme…

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