Summer Eating

The equinoxes and solstices of the year mark definite power releases on Earth and are the high points of the year. Overall well-being and balance is enhanced when living in closer connection with the cycles of nature. Summer is the natural season of growth and maturation. We see it everywhere – flowers, fruits and vegetables. Gardens lush with fresh foods that cleanse and restore the body.

Healthy eating in the summer season means choosing light, cooling foods such as strawberries, pears, plums, broccoli, and cauliflower. Fresh, local produce abounds. Shopping and eating seasonally from your local farmers market tastes better, has higher nutritional values, promotes healthy eating habits, and supports environmental consciousness with no shipping. Eating from the harvest – what is natural to be grown in the summer months – promotes overall body balance.

So this summer eat produce at its most delicious and nutritious. It is easy to fill your diet with low-calorie, antioxidant-rich fruits, vegetables and herbs. Perfect peaches burst with beta carotene, plump blueberries are rich in vitamin C and fresh-picked corn if full of folate.

Summer gives us light fare – naturally. Honor your connection to this earth gift by nourishing your body every day with the goodness.