Eating what’s in season isn’t just more environmentally friendly, it’s also a really important way to help keep your body in balance. Our bodies have spent thousands of years eating what was naturally available during the various seasons of the year, and nature has this miraculous way of providing what we need, when we need it.
Here at Countertop, we are big fans of eating seasonally because seasonal foods are picked at the peak of freshness and have a much higher nutritional content than produce which is out of season. A seasonal diet is diverse and provides your body with a whole host of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which change regularly and benefit your health and wellbeing. For example, asparagus is in season in the springtime. Asparagus is a wonderful diuretic and kidney tonic, and sometimes just what you need when you have those summer colds.
Summer is here, and that means a whole new group of seasonal produce to enjoy. As it gets hotter out, we like to eat these fruits and veggies to cool us down. With their refreshing taste, and nutrient packed benefits, they are a must add to your diet and cooking regimen this season.
There’s not much better than summer berries. Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries are back in season. Loaded with antioxidants, nutrients, and fiber, we are packing berries into our daily routine. Try out this delicious Functional Berry Smoothie to get the added benefits of Cocoa Butter and Chai Blends with Benefits.
One of our favorite summer fruits, figs are rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, B, C, and K, potassium, magnesium, zinc, copper, and iron. They also have great benefits for skin and hair.
Chard and Arugula
We love greens here at Countertop, and this summer it’s all about chard and arugula. Perfect for a light summer salad, or sauteed Golden Greens, summer greens are a perfect, easy way to pack in antioxidants, fiber, vitamins A, C, and K, calcium, potassium, and more.
Other fruits and veggies we love in summer are apricots, peas, cherries, cucumbers, artichokes, and celery. Don’t forget to stop by your local farmers market this summer for fresh, delicious summer produce, and shop here for what you need to Countertop your favorite fruits and veggies.