Benefits of Eating with the Seasons

by Lisa Breitenwischer

May 19, 2017

Benefits of Eating with the Seasons

One of the most successful things I’ve incorporated into my diet is to work along with the body’s natural response to the changing of seasons. Eating with the seasons was derived from a 5000-year-old traditional medical system that works. For example, in the spring and summer, we all want more greens, salads, fruit, and a lower-fat diet. It makes sense as we are more active outdoors and the hot weather is conducive to eating cooler foods.

In the fall and winter, it’s the opposite; as the weather gets colder, we crave heartier meals, soups, stews, nuts, warm grains, and more protein-based foods be it beans, fish, or meat. Following the foods that are in season creates the best diet for balancing weight, mood, and overall energy, no matter where you live.

Some of the foods to add to your diet this Autumn season are:

  • Root vegetables: squash, pumpkin, carrots, onions & beets
  • Greens: celery, kale, Swiss chard, dandelion
  • Internal Body Cleansers: cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts
  • Fruits: apples, cranberries, kiwi, pears, pomegranates Nuts/ Seeds
  • Builders: Animal proteins & plant-based proteins like beans & legumes

Note Congestors: sweets, cheese, and bread (eat sparingly)

Many omnivores will start eating more meat and dairy products, while vegetarians will eat more grains, beans, nuts, dairy & eggs if eaten. Awareness is everything when it comes to staying healthy. Keep a journal to observe how different foods affect your body. For example, a diet of cheese and bread or sweets, is going to increase congestion. This congestion will start to disrupt your intestines from flowing properly. When the intestines or digestive system is irregular, we absorb fewer nutrients which decreases our energy, or worse-gets backed up which can create bloating, gas, inflammatory issues, colds, and flu.

As we make the shift into fall, this is not the time to become sedentary either.
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