Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Seasonal Eating

My Dad still harvest his  his amazing abundant vegetable garden today in his late 70’s despite his physical obstacles. It’s something he doesn’t give up on, and finds a way to continue to sow and reap. 

Earlier this year my Dad finally had his hip replacement. All through last spring he had to plant, fig and prepare the garden for summer, by lying down on his stomach to get the job done. 

I truly believe his connection to the earth and nature is what is helping his health be the best it can be. 

I beer took much notice of the Garden as a child as kids we were more focused on kicking the ball around the back yard, playing cricket,  playing chase around the garden. as I have golf older and especially over the time of publishing my threee health and nutrition books I have picked my Dad’s brain about gardening. 
Yep old fashion gardening works. 

My dad’s garden is ORGANIC He doesn’t use sprays, he has a system with composting and recycling. 

I didn’t alwaysike winter but as I have learnt is every SEASON has it’s purpose. 

Thanks Dad, for raising us up around the most natural environment possible. 


🌿Imagine a vegetable garden in the dead of winter. Then imagine the same garden on a sunny, 
summer day. How different the garden is during these two seasons of the year! Yet, today it is so easy 
for us to forget about the seasons when we eat. 
Originally, people had no choice but to eat foods only when they were in season. 
But now, modern food propagation methods and a fast and economical worldwide distribution of food make the same 
foods available all year round. You can buy many types of food from a supermarket irrespective of 
seasonal availability, and grocery store shelves look much the same in December as they do in July. 

However, life always comes full circle and now, once again, we are moving back to the old fashion approach of following the seasons. Seasonal foods are a way of reconnecting with the cycle that nature intended for us. Raw foods, the healthiest wholesome foods provided by nature, are seasonal. 
And when food is in season, it has more flavour and is more economical to buy. 

🍃Freshness

The nutritional level of fresh, seasonal food is very high. The longer that it is stored the more the 
nutritional value depletes. So, it’s a good idea to eat freshly picked fruit, or freshly harvested produce. 
Try supporting your local farmers’ market or your local fresh fruit and vegetable store, because 
generally they will stock what is in season.