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I am here to help frustrated women who struggle with cravings, and hormonal and weight challenges. As a Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach, Yoga and Barre Instructor I am committed to creating a community of like-minded women who desire to heal their bodies naturally through clean eating, exercise and Essential Oil applications.
I love when Spring arrives and I can venture out to the local farmer's market! I am always looking for the cleanest varieties of produce that I can find. It is often suggested that eating seasonally is a great idea, but it is rarely explained why. Look at any restaurant menu and they will proudly boast about their “Seasonal Fruits” dessert, or go in to any supermarket and wonder at their seasonal vegetables. Local, seasonal foods are all around us, and yet so many of us remain ignorant as to the real reasons why we should care. When it comes to making food choices, there are generally 3 main reasons to pick one food over another. Is it cheaper? Does it taste better? Is it healthier? Let’s consider local, seasonal foods under those 3 headings.
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Is it Cheaper?
By its very nature, seasonal foods are cheaper than foods out of season. The reasons for this are simple; when something is in season, there is plenty of it to be supplied. Contrast this with something that is out of season, and there is far less of it supplied. As a result, the cost of seasonal produce is always cheaper than foods that are produced out of season. This is one of the biggest reasons why people should consider shopping seasonally. There are huge savings to be had be simply being aware of what is scarce and what is in great supply.
Does it Taste Better?
This is directly linked to the considerations above. Food tastes at its best when it is freshest, and it will undoubtedly be at its freshest when it’s in season! There is also the very real consideration that in season foods can generally be sourced locally, as there are less preservation considerations when the produce is at its freshest. As a result, seasonal foods can often be some of the freshest, tastiest and most affordable foods available.
Is it Healthier?
You can probably answer this one yourself by now, but let’s consider it anyway. We already know that a balanced diet consists of fresh, unrefined foods that haven’t been heavily processed or tampered with. Local, seasonal foods are exactly what you’re looking for in this regard. Farmed up the road and entirely unprocessed, local seasonal foods give you the best chance to get the most out of your food. And the brilliant thing about eating seasonally is that your diet changes throughout the year! As a result, seasonal eaters get a huge variety in their diet throughout the year, further enhancing the health benefits of seasonal eating.
When you consider all of these benefits, it’s hard to explain why anyone wouldn’t consider tailoring their diet with a more local, seasonal focus.
A few Tips for Healthy, Clean Eating...
1. Don't Forget Fruits and Veggies
2. Try a Smoothie or a Shake - An easy and fun way to get those veggies is to create a Green Smoothie.
3. Substitute Sugary Drinks with Essential Oil Flavored Water
4. Experiment with Essential Oils in the Kitchen
5. Educate Yourself - read those food labels and become familiar with the chemical food additives, such as artificial colors and flavors, commonly added to foods. We can't simply ADD healthy foods, we need to clean up our diets by removing some of the chemicals that don't belong.
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How Did You Enjoy This Article? Ok, now here are some of MY suggestions for using Essential Oils before and exercise...
For Dehydration - Lemon Essential Oils added to water to enhance your water without sugar!
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