Sunday, May 15, 2016

Frozen or Fresh?

Frozen or Fresh?

Its always better to eat fresh food to stay fit and healthy.   It is always better to buy fresh veggies and fruit from your local farmers.  Not only is the nutritional value at its highest but also its best for our  
smallest carbon footprint possible due to less transportation factors.  Within hours of picking, all the protective nutrients begin to break down.  The light energy the plant has absorbed from the sun begins to dim.  By the time it has been picked, packaged, shipped, offered at a store, brought home by you and then consumed it has lost more then half of its' nutritional value!  Those red tomatoes were picked before they were ripe so that they would not be mush when we bought them weeks later.  That's why getting them from your local farmer or farmers market is the best solution for the freshest fruits and veggies.

We need to get our food as quickly as possible from farm to table.

Frozen fruits and veggies are picked at there peak so they retain much of their nutritional value.  They are also mostly more affordable then buying fresh or canned( don't do it!).  You can also prepare large amounts of soups, stews and casseroles and freeze them for later meals.  The amount of antioxidants and other nutrients in fresh produce decreases over a matter of days in a refrigerator but not so when frozen stored in the freezer.

It is the utmost importance to consume nutrient rich foods to maintain our health and prevent disease.

Stock up your freezer with organic fruits and veggies!
Head to the local farmers market!

Have a great week.
Be kind.

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