Seasonal diet has been a norm before farming advances, comfort foods and fast lifestyles. Today, we have all the type of produce we need all days of year. The concept of eating according to changing seasons can even seem strange and unnecessary. But as the latest trend claim, there may be some scientific benefits to a diet plan based on the food economy based on seasonality.
Let’s dive in.
Believe it or not, eating an apple in winter or a mango in summer has its own nutritional benefits. Or rather, producing crops in its wrong season can affect their quality. Consuming the crop the way it was naturally designed to be consumed offer us the maximum of nutritional value and can greatly benefit our health.
A lot of pesticides and preservatives go into keeping our crops `fresh’ during all times. Not to mention the produce that has to travel far and wide to eventually reach us. Seasonal diet encourages eating freshly picked fruits and vegetables from your yard, thereby reducing the consumption of harmful chemicals.
Buying produce seasonally can save you tons of money. A certain crop in a season is in abundant quantity and hence easily accessible.
Seasonal dieting always compels on environment friendly farming with less pesticides and more organic means of cultivation.
Harmony with nature
Seasonal diet is a depiction of living in harmony with nature. By eating to the changing cycles of nature, we are essentially resonating with the nature itself. Getting in touch with these natural rhythms can help us with get in touch with our own biological needs.
The concept of seasonal diet can be hard to actualise in a fast paced world. Regardless, a slow trend is building and this can be a hopeful sign towards a healthy population.