A culi­nary quest

STRETCH YOUR PALATE AND EM­BARK ON A FOODIE AD­VEN­TURE, SAYS NADIA NATUR­OPATH AND MED­I­CAL HER­BAL­IST AN­NALIESE JONES

Nadia - - WELL-THY ADVENTURE -

Va­ri­ety is one of the for­got­ten keys to health. With im­ported fruit and veg­eta­bles in the shops, it’s easy to stick to the same diet year round. As a so­ci­ety, we’ve lost touch with the sea­sons and in­stead of eat­ing a va­ri­ety of pro­duce, we find our favourites and stick to them. There are mas­sive health ben­e­fits in con­sum­ing a di­verse range of nu­tri­ents. Start small by swap­ping po­ta­toes for parsnips or peas for edamame beans, or change the bread you eat. Ad­di­tion­ally, vi­ta­min, an­tiox­i­dant and min­eral lev­els are usu­ally greater when we eat sea­sonal pro­duce. Look up what’s in sea­son where you live and seek it out. This time of year is the only good time for che­r­i­moyas, a form of cus­tard ap­ple. Give them a go! Grape­fruit, yams, as­para­gus, globe ar­ti­choke and wa­ter­cress are all in sea­son and full of unique nu­tri­ents your body will love. Browse farm­ers’ mar­kets and ask stall keep­ers for their best recipes.

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