Eating seasonally can be a great way to boost your nutrient intake in an easy and simple way. Who wouldn't want a fresh strawberry, or a juicy tomato or a perfectly blanched asparagus spear? Okay maybe some of you wouldn't want the asparagus but when we choose produce that is in season we not only get the most nutrients, but also the most flavour.
Not only that when we buy locally produced fruits and vegetables we also pay less. Why? Because the farmers can sell their crops at less and so we are getting better food for better value. Another benefit of eating seasonally is that we support local farmers who are doing their part to provide us with amazing food grown right her in the UK.
So why go to the grocery store to pick up your blueberries from spain, or your beans from guatemala when you can get fresh strawberries picked right off the bushes, or peas picked right out of their pods right here at home?
If you are not sure what vegetables and fruit are in season I have provided a list for those available in June, so pop by your local farm shop or grab a local organic box scheme to enjoy a whole range of delicious foods.
June Seasonal Produce
Let's start to eat for our health and support local farms (choose organic when possible and watch out for the dirty dozen - found in upcoming post)
Debbie Vanderboom is a Nutritional Advisor, Natural Juice Therapist and foodie who loves using fresh, wholesome food to nourish the body. Educating her clients on the importance of choosing healthy foods on a daily basis is her focus. She provides her clients with recipes, resources and meal plans to help develop healthy eating habits for life.