Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Eating Seasonally May Cut Down On Food Miles And Increase Nutrition

Did you know that produce grown in the U.S. can travel 1500-2500 miles on average before it reaches your plate? That's a lot of food miles!

We mention this because diets rich in fruits and vegetables help maintain healthy weight and one way to eat more fruits and veggies is to focus on local seasonal foods. Seasonal foods are fresher, can be purchased locally (reducing transportation time, costs, and environmental factors), may have greater nutritional benefits, and often taste better.

Here's a link to download the National Resources Defense Council PDF Food miles: How far your food travels has serious consequences for your health and the climate

Are you headed to the farmer's market this weekend? Post a pic of your local market!!!!

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