Eat Locally & Seasonally
Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on April 16, 2013 by Paulina Nelega, RH
With spring and summer coming upon us, eating locally and seasonally makes sense: it’s good for you, your community, and for reducing stress on the environment. Do you eat locally and seasonally?
1. In-season foods taste better.
2. Fresh = higher nutritional content, including powerhouse antioxidants.
3. Supports your local growers and local economy.
4. Lower environmental impact vs goods transported from afar.
5. Less expensive – seasonal foods, because they are usually abundant for a short period of time, are often less expensive than foreign/out-of-season imports.
6. Coordinating our diets with the cycles of the seasons is natural to our bodies.
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan