Eating seasonally means eating foods that are naturally in harvest at that time of year. If you’re interested in understanding why eating the seasons can be good for your overall health and wellbeing, then this blog is for you.
Fruit and Veg
First off, seasonal fruits and veg cannot only taste more delicious but they also pack a punch with nutrition as well. For example, during the spring, broccoli has nearly double the amount of vitamin C compared to the winter months.1
As we move from colder to warmer months in the UK, some of our British favourites come into season, including strawberries and raspberries. These berries are filled with powerful polyphenols which not only give them their vibrant colour but are also beneficial for our health. 2 Plus, they are full of fibre which is important for your gut healthy. So when you find British berries on sale how about sprinkling them on top of your porridge for that extra nutritious and gut-loving start to the day.
Eating seasonally can also be great for our gut health and overall wellbeing. This is because eating a variety of fruits and vegetables, including those with different colours, is key to gut health. These foods are packed with dietary fibre which your gut bugs love.
Love Your Gut recipes
So, if seeing the daffodils spring up has got you excited for the warmer season ahead of us, why not make this frozen berry yoghurt cake, which is impress your friends, family and those gut bugs inside you. If that doesn’t tickle your taste buds, you can find more gut-loving recipes here.
- Wunderlich, S.M., Feldman, C., Kane, S. and Hazhin, T., 2008. Nutritional quality of organic, conventional, and seasonally grown broccoli using vitamin C as a marker. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 59(1), pp.34-45.
- Zhang, P. Y. (2015). Polyphenols in health and disease. Cell biochemistry and biophysics,73, 649-664.