Who amongst us doesn’t want to save money? While there are tons of ways out there to help you save money, eating seasonal has multiple benefits on top of saving money. One of my favorite benefits that come with eating seasonal foods is that it is great for your health. Keep reading to find out how to save green every season!
Saving money made easy
There is a season for everything and now you can save money in every season. Have you ever noticed that certain times of the year different foods go on sale? In most cases, this is due to the high saturation of that certain food being brought in. For example, spring is officially here which means strawberries and asparagus are going to be on sale! I absolutely love strawberries and asparagus which is why I keep an eye out for the prices to drop. A good rule of thumb is to check out your local produce isles regularly and see what they are pushing. For those of you who are as lucky as I am, stop by your local farmers market and make friends with your favorite vendors. They will always give you a heads up of what is coming in and even set some aside if you ask nicely.
Health Benefits of Seasonal Eating
Eating seasonal foods can aid your health in a number of ways. Here is a quick rundown of the top reasons to eat seasonal foods for your health: the food is fresher, has a higher nutritional content, higher antioxidant content, contains a variety of essential vitamins and minerals, help naturally cleanse and heal the body, avoids overseas contaminates, lower toxin exposure, more sustainable, and even tastes better too. With all of these amazing benefits from eating seasonal foods, why not give it a go in your neck of the woods?
If you are wondering what foods to work into your diet this spring here is a quick list: apricots, avocado, blueberries, cherries, oranges, lemons, pineapple, strawberries, honeydew, asparagus, beets, artichokes, broccoli, carrots, spinach, green beans, corn, and so much more… Happy shopping guys! What will you make?
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