July 11, 2017
It has been too long of a break from the last entry. My apologies to the followers who were seeking helpful information and updates.
Summertime is the best time to remind ourselves of the importance of good eating and healthy food choices, as we should continue to practice throughout the year. Now is the time that we have an abundance of fresh wonderful tasting produce. I hope many of you are out there with your own vegetable gardens, reaping the rewards of your hard work. If you haven’t had the time then don’t worry, there are local farmer’s markets that you can find on the internet as soon as you finish reading this. Local farmer’s markets are held in open air areas of local town gathering places or even parking lots. Many of us drive by them periodically and remind ourselves the we “were” going to shop there next time. No more excuses, get there, you wont be disappointed. Fresh tomatoes, squash, herbs, peppers, onions, varieties of lettuce and my personal favorite, local honey. The Mayan civilization treated honey like gold and it was their major trading commodity. By now you should have eliminated processed sugar and have been using honey to sweeten your tea, oatmeal, healthy snack bars and favorite morning glory muffins!. It is high in antioxidants and local honey from local bees will help reduce your reactions to floral and plant related allergies and common colds. In my experience the local farmers are great resources for nutritional and recipe information. Often they will let you know what they will have available for the upcoming weeks. If you can t make it to the farmer’s market try the local grocer and ask for local produce specials. Recently cultivated and picked peaches, corn, berries, tomatoes and potatoes are available. Even the watermelons are in abundance and are bursting in flavor. The availability and variety of summer produce must be taken advantage of to fulfill nutritional needs that partner with our fitness objectives. For more information on the nutrients of produce, follow this link: http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/key-nutrients-in-fruits-and-vegetables. Remember to eat well, get results. Contact me for an interactive consultation.