Many of us love this time of year – the changing colour of the leaves, cosy jumpers and crisp weather! Despite this, it’s a time of change for our bodies so its important to understand how Autumn affects us.
It is not uncommon to feel lethargic and demotivated as ‘Autumn fatigue’ sets in. The feeling of tiredness is primarily due to lack of sunlight and our changing nutritional needs during the colder months.
This is where eating seasonally really comes into its own! Seasonal eating has many benefits including being more environmentally friendly, sustainable and affordable. It is also a great way to stay in tune with what your body needs nutritionally as the year changes.
During the hazy Summer months, locally produced tomatoes, cucumbers and strawberries give a good indication to our nutritional needs during the warmer seasons. Rich in UV protective carotenoids, hydrating electrolytes and full of antioxidants, these fruit and vegetables align perfectly with our body’s requirements. Such is our synergy with nature!
As Autumn approaches and the colder weather sets in, you might find your palate shifting away from light fresh salads to more hearty energy-dense foods. Fortunately, nature is on hand again to provide the nourishment that our body’s need most – squash, pumpkins, cabbage, celeriac and watercress find their way onto the menu.
Rich in beta-carotene (vitamin A), vitamin C and zinc, these nourishing vegetables provide an abundance of nutrients needed for a healthy immune system – particularly important in Autumn as bugs/viruses become more active.
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