Why You Should Start Eating Seasonal Food3 min read

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I'm Caroline, the writer and recipe creator behind Suppers in Season; a collection of everyday, easy recipes with a healthy focus, inspired by the seasons. My food is simple and generally healthy (with a few treats thrown in), with the emphasis on whole foods, and generally free from refined sugar. My recipes are meant for everyday cooks and food lovers like me. All the recipes are my own and as I am currently training as a Nutritional Therapist, I use my evolving knowledge to create healthy, nutritious dishes.

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The first question I usually get asked about Suppers in Season is, “why eat seasonal?” A question that wouldn’t have crossed the lips of many generations before us because they quite simply had no other choice! Of course, the food choices we have today are, in many ways, truly wonderful, but sometimes these choices lead us to forget where our food comes from and what benefits it is or is not having on our bodies.

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Most people understand that eating the freshest produce is best from a nutritional point of view. Granted, freezing produce straight after picking is also a fantastic way to preserve nutrients, but for this article I am going to focus on “fresh” produce. Nutrients begin to erode very soon after fruit and vegetables are picked (the actual speed depends on many factors including the produce in question, and the conditions it is exposed to such as temperature and light). As such, the sooner you eat produce after it is picked the better.

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I'm Caroline, the writer and recipe creator behind Suppers in Season; a collection of everyday, easy recipes with a healthy focus, inspired by the seasons. My food is simple and generally healthy (with a few treats thrown in), with the emphasis on whole foods, and generally free from refined sugar. My recipes are meant for everyday cooks and food lovers like me. All the recipes are my own and as I am currently training as a Nutritional Therapist, I use my evolving knowledge to create healthy, nutritious dishes.

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