Summer is a fun season to eat for. All the fresh variety of fruits and vegetables keep everything exciting. A couple of reasons why eating for any season is so important is because not only do fruits and vegetables taste better fresh, they are more nutritional and support our bodies nutritional needs for that season! For example, in the winter months we eat more fruits and vegetables high in vitamin c such as, oranges and lemons, or Brussels sprouts to help us combat that winter cold!
Now for summer, we want to eat to stay cool in the heat as well as eat the foods that will help protect our skin against the sun. Tomatoes, watermelon, apricots, & greens are just a few of the summer foods that protect our skin from sun damage. Watermelon is great all on its own or juiced with basil or pineapple and lemon. Tomatoes make any salad great, and are great additions for a sauce or a meal. We also want to stay cool during those super-hot days so eating water rich foods such as watermelon, celery, cucumbers, & honeydew are a great choices to not only stay cool but also hydrated without the bloat. Eating more raw meals as well during the summer months are great to stay cool and eat light so we can live it up the long summer nights.
A great place to start to help you eat with the season is your local farmers market. Not only should we support our local farmer and community, but they only bring what’s in season so you are always eating fresh fruits and vegetables!
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