Health and Wellness

What’s in Season to Eat: August

If you’re looking to improve your health and start a new routine for your diet but aren’t sure where to start, I suggest eating seasonally.

Each month I put out a list of which Fruits and Vegetables are in season for Ontario. I always like to get clients to focus on adding foods before they start removing them (in the right circumstances).

Adding foods can be a lot easier for people to begin with, as changing your routine, no matter what it is, can be very stressful for some people.

Eating seasonally has many benefits:

    • Usually cheaper to buy because they are more readily available. With the rise in food prices, this can be a great way to keep your grocery bill down.
    • They are more nutrient dense. These seasonal foods will be more beneficial to consume simply because they are being eaten during their peak season and haven’t been stored for long periods, which can lead to a reduction in nutrients.
    • Eating seasonally is a great way to support local farms. Visiting farmer’s markets during the summer and fall months is a great way to learn about the people growing food locally and supporting their hard work. It’s also a great way to support the environment as local produce doesn’t need to be shipped long distances.
    • It supports our bodies for what they need during specific times of the year. For summer, we have lots of fruits and vegetables that are sweet, cool, and hydrating to keep us protected from the heat and sun. For winter, we get warm, nourishing foods and foods that can help prevent us from catching a cold or flu, for example, foods high in Vitamin C.

You can find the produce for your area below:

If you’re living in an area that is not listed, just google “Foods in season ____” to find out what produce is in season in your area.

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Skylar Nesbitt

Skylar Nesbitt, RHN, is a proud military spouse and Registered Holistic Nutritionist. Currently living in Petawawa, ON. She runs her own practice virtually as well as in-person at VC Athletic Therapy in Petawawa where she supports clients through nutrition, lifestyle, and stress management changes to support their individual needs and goals. Skylar became an RHN to help her husband stay healthy for his job in the Military as well as to help other military spouses with their health and well-being so they can feel confident in their roles in this lifestyle. She loves meeting new people and creating a community wherever she goes. She can be reached at [email protected]

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