Health Benefits of Seasonal Eating

Seasonal Eating

You may have heard about seasonal eating, and that it’s good for you and the planet. But do you have a clear understanding of what that is and why it’s a good thing?

Seasonal eating involves enjoying fruits and vegetables that are picked locally and consumed at the peak of their growing season. Conventional produce is often harvested before it’s ripe and shipped in from other countries. Unfortunately, fruits and vegetables start to lose their nutrients once they’re picked, which means they lose some beneficial nutrients by the time they reach the store.

How does it benefit me?
A diet loaded with fruits and vegetables can provide a variety of health benefits, like reduced blood pressure and lower risks of heart disease, stroke and digestive issues, among others. When you eat seasonally, you’re choosing locally or regionally grown options over produce from faraway lands. These foods are given time to ripen naturally and are likely to taste better.

How does it benefit the planet?
Purchasing seasonal produce from a local farm can have a global impact. By supporting farmers in your area, you’re reducing your carbon footprint as less fuel is required for transportation, resulting in less air pollution as well. Not to mention, you’re also contributing to your local economy.

How do I get started?
Before grocery shopping, take note of the fruits and vegetables that are in season and which are grown in your region. Local farmers markets are a perfect place to learn more about your area’s offerings, get to know farmers and expand your seasonal palate. Be adventurous and try new seasonal fruits and vegetables you come across. You just might discover a new favorite.

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Selena D.

Selena D. is a Board Certified Hypnotist, member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, an EFT Practitioner and NLP Certified. She has assisted thousands of individuals as they have discovered their own creative mind powers for personal growth and abundance. While earning a distinguished reputation within the industry, Empowered Hypnosis Wellness Centers has grown to become a full service wellness provider offering Hypnosis, Life Coaching, Reiki and Massage Therapy. Nothing brings Selena greater joy than seeing people change their lives for the better. Selena’s work has been featured in numerous local and national media outlets over the years, including WPIX 11, Fox and NY Post. She continues to maintain an extensive base of loyal clients whose lives, work and relationships have been enriched with her guidance. Norma Lujan, Harper’s Bazaar “Most Fabulous at Any Age 2013” winner is among Selena’s clients. She keeps current on the latest research in the field of mind and body wellness by attending numerous seminars and trainings. She has attended Louise Hay’s workshop on teaching people to love themselves, and T. Harv Ecker’s Millionaire Mind Seminar, his “Train the Trainer” program and received a certificate of completion. Selena has also traveled to California to learn from Billionaire Bill Bartmann about bouncing back from life’s hardships, and attended Excellerated Business School for Entrepreneur’s Money and You seminar. Selena practices what she teaches as she continuously seeks ways to learn and grow through self-improvement.

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