Getting back in shape or starting on a new health journey can easily be done by adding more fruits and vegetables into your diet. One way to get that perfect push of motivation is knowing what fruits and veggies you should be eating each month. But is eating in-season food really that necessary? Absolutely.
Less Expensive and Prevents Colds
It may be a surprise to some, but besides in-season fruits and vegetables having a smaller price tag, they are also tastier, and more nutritious ! Some anti-oxidants such as Vitamin C, folate, and carotenes will rapidly decline when stored for periods of time, i.e. out-of-season foods.
That’s why eating in-season can support your body’s natural nutritional needs, especially during the winter months. Winter naturally provides us with foods high in Vitamin C, which is very important for preventing infections such as colds and flus. They also offer the perfect addition to warm, healthy stews for those snowy days.
Living in New Jersey, we are fortunate to have so many local farms in and around us. If you buy locally, you'll have a better chance at getting foods that are seasonal, fresh, and you get to support local farmers and businesses in your community.
See what foods you should be eating each season!
What's your fruits and veggies are you excited to eat this winter?