eating seasonally

The Benefits of Eating Seasonally

The most important step on my journey to living free has been learning to eat free. For me, this means a diet free of gluten, dairy, soy and refined sugars, plus rotating my food, choosing organic unprocessed foods clear of GMOS, and eating seasonally.

Eating seasonally is one of the best things you can do for your body for a few different reasons:

1. Fresher and More Flavorful Produce

Freshly picked produce that’s in season has the most beautiful flavor imaginable. A sun-ripened tomato fresh off the vine; summer strawberries bursting with sweetness; plump and juicy pomegranate seeds; all produce is better when it is fresh, fully developed and has spent limited time in transit.

2. A Rotating Diet

If you have food sensitivities like I do, you may want to consider a rotation diet. The premise behind a rotation diet is to minimize exposure to any one food in sensitive bodies prone to developing allergic reactions. The one rule: never eat any food more than once every four days.

Eating seasonally makes a rotation diet easier, as it introduces new ingredients into the mix of what you normally eat and allows you more flexibility.

3. Budget Friendly Ingredients

When produce is in season, and the crops are plentiful, prices will drop due to supply and demand. This means eating seasonally is a budget-friendly way to work fresh produce into your diet.

4. New Recipes

One of the most fun parts of my owning and running my bakery is finding new ingredients and flavor combinations to try. Of course, being limited to ingredients that are free of most allergens make things harder, but there’s no better reward than finding a recipe that’s good for your body, and tastes great. Consider working with seasonal ingredients your own challenge and get creative with new recipes and flavor profiles each season. I’ll be sharing a new recipe each week here on the blog as well to inspire you.

Be Well,

Jennifer Esposito

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  • Stephanie Reply

    Another benefit of eating seasonally and locally is that you get a more nutrient dense product. When you buy from a local farmer you are often getting produce that has been picked at the peak of ripeness. Many of the most beneficial nutrients are “deposited” in to the produce from the plant in the last days of it ripening on the plant. You are also supporting your local economy buy buying in season and locally.

    August 25, 2016 at 9:50 am
  • Lorraine terner Reply

    Please help me with my Celtic diet
    What bakery’s are on Long Island ny
    I find the bread is terrible

    October 3, 2016 at 11:29 am
    • Claridy Stauffer Reply

      Lorraine, check into Juice Plus, it is fruits and vegetables in capsule form. It has helped me so much with my celiac, I don’t know what I would do with out it. My website is:www.claridy.juiceplus.com. It will make a world of difference.

      May 29, 2017 at 9:45 am
  • Denise Reply

    Wanting to move back home from California need a job and place to live any suggestions?

    October 3, 2016 at 3:37 pm
  • Claridy Stauffer Reply

    Jennifer,I have Celiac and what has helped me the most is my Juice Plus. It is fruits and vegetables in capsule form and it is gluten free and very inexpensive. I take my Juice Plus and have 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables to start the day. The juice plus company has done extensive study on juice plus-there are over 30 studies published in medical magazines. My website is :claridy.juiceplus.com. I am reading your book and enjoying it very much and I kept thinking she really needs Juice Plus.

    May 29, 2017 at 9:40 am

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