By Fitness Expert Julie Germaine for Kaizen Naturals
Does what you eat change throughout the seasons? Perhaps you enjoy soothing, hearty squash and potato soups in winter, but crave fresh salads come spring? Or what’s better than warm, fresh summer strawberries, or a tasty spiced pumpkin latté on a beautiful fall day?
Seasonal eating is very healthy for you, too! This can also be considered ‘eating local’, which supports your community and benefits your body since the produce is very recently harvested. As soon as fruits and vegetables are collected, they begin to lose nutrients. This means that something transported across seas arrives on your plate with less nutritional value than it had originally. You are also paying more for these travelled items, since the cost of the supply chain is left on the consumer.
To have the best options to eat seasonally in the winter, you should plan in the summer. Preserving items in their peak brings wonderful flavour to your table all winter! Don’t purchase off-season items from the grocery store for this, but use those picked at their intended ripeness in their natural environment so they are bursting with optimal nutrients.
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Over a decade in the fitness industry has provided Coach Julie Germaine with valuable experience. This fitness cover model has been featured in hundreds of magazines and worked with many multinational corporate sponsors. Julie has successfully helped thousands of clients lose weight and keep it off using her methods. Since 2005, she has been devoted to changing lives through incredible weightloss transformations. A crowned 2x International Pro Champion herself, Julie once specialized in physique consulting for bikini & fitness models, providing contest prep internationally to hundreds of winning amateur & pro athletes. Recently, Julie has begun her own family and became pre & postnatal certified to help women enjoy healthy, active pregnancies. Learn more about Julie's online training programs and subscribe to her emails for fitness tips that are suited to your unique goals.