By buying fruits and vegetables that are in season, you are purchasing exactly what grows naturally from Mother Earth herself. And, when you buy what is naturally in season, you are getting the most abundant nutrients possible.
When food is readily available without a care of the season, there’s tons of questions that arise--was this produce created from GMOs? If so, how nutrient dense is it really? If it’s not created from GMOs, then where did it ship from? How far? How long ago was it harvested?
Whether out-of-season produce arrives on your plate from GMOs or from traveling from another hemisphere, the environmental impact is nonetheless immense. Not to mention, produce that is out of season isn’t delivering its full potential of nutrients to your health.
So, how do you shop in season? Well, you could do a swift Google search to find the produce that grows seasonally in your area, or you can shop at your local farmers market! Shopping locally not only delivers exactly what’s in season, but it also supports your local farming community!
There’s tons of delicious fruits and vegetables available during the summer that can create wonders on your plate and for your body. The best part? A handful of them are absolutely amazing for your skin! Learn all about these magic gifts from Mother Nature and their benefits below.
Meet the queen of hydration. Watermelon is not only tasty, but is made almost entirely of water, which will help you stay hydrated during the summer heat. Of course, the high water content will keep your skin looking replenished, but watermelon also contains lycopene, which protects your skin against sun damage!
Oranges are filled with vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that promotes glowing skin and supports the healing of blemishes. If you can’t seem to get oranges in your diet, then put them in your water for a lovely morning spa effect!
As if you needed more reason to munch down on avocado toast! Avocados are filled with healthy fats that moisturize the skin and are packed with tons of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E, which protects the skin against oxidative damage.
Working tomatoes into your diet can replenish your skin with vitamin C and lycopene. As mentioned previously, lycopene can protect your skin against sun damage and help prevent wrinkles.
Packed with antioxidants, berries can protect the skin from sun damage. Specifically, blueberries can help reduce redness and strawberries can help boost collagen production.