Why you should be eating with the seasons
Our bodies function best when we eat like our ancestors did, consuming foods appropriate to the season. In every season, particular foods stimulate chi—or vital energy—to flow through our organs.
Foods that are grown during their appropriate seasons are more nutritional. In a study loolong at the the vitamin C content of broccoli, it was found that broccoli grown during its peak season (hint: fall) had a higher vitamin C content than broccoli grown during the spring.
So, what is in season?
Are you ready to start eating seasonally but not sure where to begin? Visit your local farmers market to see what fresh produce is being offered. If you cannot shop at a farmers market, start by looking for some of the seasonal fruits and vegetables listed below.
Fall Fruits and Vegetables
- Bell peppers
- Brussel Sprouts
- Swiss Chard
- Sweet Potatoes and Yams
- Winter squash
Not only should you eat with the seasons but also your cooking should change from warmer to the cooler months.
Fall requires longer cooking time; ie baking and boiling foods, Think stews, soups, crock-pot meals and less raw foods.
Cooking vegetables like winter squash, potatoes, yams, root vegetables (carrots, parsnips, beets, turnips); winter greens (kale, spinach, collards, chard)).
Adding yummy warming grains such as sweet or short grain rice, buckwheat, quinoa, and millet.
As well as lentils, chickpeas, black beans, aduki beans, pinto beans.
Season with more oils (we like to add ghee); and adding miso paste to broths (red, brown rice miso paste). Remember to also add warming spices such as garlic, ginger, cumin, cinnamon); and vinegar such as plum, rice, balsamic,,apple cider.
For breakfast try cooking pears, apples, cranberries, pomegranate all such treats with so many benefits. And kids love it too.
We also recommend cleansing by the season, have you tried our 7 Day Cleanse?
Do yourself and your body a favor and give your organs a boost to help your body to function better for life.
Hereith a general lists of foods by the seasons .