To adopt this lifestyle called “Eating Seasonal” first one needs to understand what it means? Seasonal eating is eating only fruits and vegetables that are only available in their particular season according to the area you are living in. for example oranges come in winter, mangoes in summer, watermelon in summer, and so on. In other words, it is eating naturally as the person is eating fruits and vegetables grown naturally under normal circumstances.
Fruits and vegetables that are grown disregard of the season that they grow in is done by using different chemicals, ripening agents, gases, and heat processes are used. Such a thing that is grown using artificial substances can never be healthy. Although this process has made all kinds of fruits and vegetables available to us at all the time concerning health these fruits and vegetables are not very health-friendly. In contrast to this, the fruits and vegetables grown under normal circumstances not only provide a unique natural flavor but also provides nutrients that artificially grown fruits and vegetables cannot provide. Hence, improving the health of a person.
Eating these fresh products provides important vitamins and minerals that the human body needs. For instance, bananas are a source of Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, and C, blackberries are a source of Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, C, and folic acid, Watermelon provide Vitamin A, cherries are a source of potassium, apples are a source of fiber, ladyfinger is a source of magnesium and so on. Every fruit and vegetable has its benefits and is essential for the health and nutritional needs of the human body.
According to nutritionists eating seasonal food have many benefits on the human body as well as the environment
Cheaper: As these fruits and vegetables are produced in the bulk amount due to their season so they cost cheaper.
- Better taste:
All the natural growing products have a better taste than anything intruded with human experiments.
- Supports body natural nutritional needs:
As seasons change the body’s need for nutrition’s also changes accordingly. Like in winter, cold and flu are very common and to create a balance the fruits provided in winter are all citrusy which are a source of Vitamin C. Vitamin C helps in prevention from cold and flu. This is how the body’s natural nutritional needs are covered.
- Natural phytochemicals help the human body:
Phytochemicals are chemicals made by plants in reaction to their environment. These phytochemicals act as antioxidants, detox for the human body. Moreover, they can prevent DNA from damaging hence providing the human body with many health benefits.
- No chemicals:
When fruits and vegetables are shipped overseas, many chemicals are used to preserve them to protect them from fungicides and pesticides. This can be avoided if taking seasonal fruits and vegetables from your own country.