BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- Seasonal eating is a sustainable way of changing your diet that has health advantages. This lifestyle encourages you to only eat fruits and vegetables that are in season for your geographic area, like eating pears in the fall, oranges in the winter, asparagus in the spring, tomatoes in the summer, and so on.

Seasonal eating encourages you to focus on in-season fruits and vegetables. This lifestyle can include eating certain fish or meat during specific parts of the year, but the focus of the diet is on fruits and vegetables because their growth depends on season-specific weather. “In-season” can mean different things for different regions and countries, but a quick Internet search can tell you what products are in season where you are.

Eating seasonally helps promote nutritious meals and supports a healthy environment. For example, strawberries grown in the summertime — their natural season — are more nutritious and flavorful than strawberries grown in the wintertime.

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