Seasons Change… and so should your diet! Consuming plenty of vegetables and low-glycemic fruits is one of the cornerstones of good health. Diets that have an emphasis on plant-based food sources are linked to a lower risk of developing deadly diseases like cancer and type-2 diabetes. But many Americans do not consume the recommended 5 – 13 servings of vegetables and fruit per day, and many more do not have access to fresh, seasonal, and local produce.
If you’ve ever compared fruits and vegetables from a local farm stand to those at the grocery store, you may have noticed a difference between their appearances and taste. This is because fruits and vegetables have growing seasons that determine when they are the most flavorful – and when they contain the most nutrients.