Winter Wellness- How to boost your immune system with fruit and veg
As we move into the cooler months and rates of sickness rise it always pays to dedicate some time and energy to focusing on what we are eating.
Reaching for the nutritionally dense fruit and veg that are in season is one tool in our arsenal to combating our chances of succumbing to the dreaded winter flu.
There is good evidence that consuming locally grown fruits and vegetables have higher nutrients. This is because there is less time to your plate as fruits and vegetables begin to lose nutrients as soon as they are picked.
It also means there is less distance your produce travels, this reduces the food miles and hence fossil fuels and greenhouse emissions which are harmful to the environment.
Here is a general list of Autumn and Winter fruits and vegetables. For information more specific to your Australian region this is a great link…http://seasonalfoodguide.com/
See the link above for your local farmers markets across Australia.