Healthy Tip: Eat for the Season

posted on August 2, 2011

Eating for the season can be beneficial for a number of reasons.  Consuming summer grown foods in the summer are more nutritious, have better taste and can lower your grocery bill.  For Canadians it is the best time to explore a nearby farmer’s market and eat locally.  According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, eating light and cooling foods will optimize your body’s functions as your body adapts to our hot summer weather.  Foods to enjoy this summer: fruits like strawberries, raspberries, apples, pears and plums; vegetables like summer squash, broccoli, cauliflower and corn; and herbs like peppermint and cilantro.

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