I cannot stress enough the importance of incorporating fresh, organic fruits and vegetables every day. While the recommendation of 4-5 fruits/veggies per day can be unrealistic for a lot of people and even if your diet is not perfect, making small changes such as adding just 1-2 fruits and vegetables each day is an easy way to help improve your overall health. The vitamins and antioxidants that you get from these fruits and vegetables will help you to feel and look better.
Summer is the perfect time to start these habits. There are so many delicious fruits in season such as blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, peaches and watermelon. And vegetables abound in the summertime too, as you can have your own garden and grow your own tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, green beans, etc.
If you don’t have the capability to grow your own vegetables, there are local farmers who are more than happy to share what they have been working on all season. Farmers markets are everywhere in the summer. You can go online and find several in your area. The nice thing about these markets is that you can really get to know your farmers so you know exactly where your food is coming from. It is all organically grown and picked by them directly. The fewer steps between you and your food, the better off you are. These markets are also a great way to get more for your money, so saying that healthy foods are too expensive is not an excuse. If this is not accessible to you my recommendation is to go to any Super WalMart or Produce Junction or find a local store that sells fresh foods.
Remember that your health and taking care of you is so important in order to feel good about you!I cannot stress enough the importance of incorporating fresh, organic fruits and vegetables every day.