None of us are perfect and of course we’re not claiming to be or suggesting you should be. We’re realistic and try our best to be as fit and healthy as we can and that’s what we want for you.
There is an up side to eating some foods that are imported such as supporting farmers in other countries, increase in nutritional variety and enjoying foods which we wouldn’t usually be able to get our hands on unless we visited that country.
However, mass production of foods for our consumption has taken things so far that we rarely end up eating within the seasons or eating foods even grown or produced in the country we live in! Before such a time we only ever ate what we could grow, catch or produce ourselves in whichever season it was available.
Traditionally we ate only foods that were in season because we then get the best nutrients from those foods at their freshest, if you can achieve this on the most part for your diet today then you will certainly reap the benefits in the long run and so will the planet.
So, what in season foods delights does February hold for us?
Apples, Beetroot, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Celeriac, Chicory, Jerusalem Artichokes, Kale, Leeks, Mushrooms, Onions, Parsnips, Pears, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Spring Greens, Spring Onions, Squash, Swedes, Skate, Salmon, and Cod.
Several are still good for this month but on their way out going through into March so make the most of their nutrients while you can!
Artichoke, Beetroot, Cabbage, Carrots, Chicory, Cucumber, Leeks, Parsnip, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Radishes, Rhubarb, Sorrel, Spring Greens, Spring Onions, Watercress.
Artichokes are every rich in inulin, a carbohydrate linked with good intestinal health due to its prebiotic properties. Artichokes also contain vitamin C, B1, phosphorus and potassium and are a very good source of iron which is why they’re provided for us by the land at this time of year.