Winter Nourishment: Benefits Of Eating Seasonally

By Angela Potter
www.drangelapotter.com

Mothers with young babies need lots of nourishing and nutrient-rich foods to help with recovery after birth. 

 

One of the easiest ways to get the most nutrient-dense foods in your diet is to eat with the seasons.

 

Why?

 

1.  When foods are grown in season they (usually!) aren't grown in hot-houses, they are grown in soil, and grown in exactly the right environment they need to thrive.  When the vegetables thrive, that means you get the maximum benefits out of them!

 

2. Eating with the seasons means you are getting a variety of nutrients in your diet.

 

Here are some foods that are in season for The Pacific Northwest in the winter.  Eat these with abundance during the winter months!

  • Squash
  • Parsnips
  • Leafy greens like kale, chard and collard greens
  • Pomegranates
  • Oranges
  • Leeks
  • Turnips