Support Farmers’ Markets to support your health

Support Farmers’ Markets to support your health

A huge part of any healthy diet is eating lots of fruits and vegetables.

A huge part of any healthy diet is eating lots of fruits and vegetables.

You can exercise numerous times each day, but if your nutrition is subpar you won’t get as good of results.
With that in mind, a huge part of any healthy diet is eating lots of fruits and vegetables. That’s easier said than done, though, if you don’t know what to look for in the store or market.
With summer upon us, there are lots of great choices.
Many varieties of fruits and vegetables are in season and accessible at stores, farmers markets, roadside produce stands and in people’s gardens.
Here are some tips to pick the freshest fruits and vegetables. There’s a lot more to it than just avoiding bruised or blemished produce:
* Look for bright color and firm, but not hard produce.
* Check for fragrant aroma
* Look for produce that’s in season.
* Good year-round, but best in summer are Blueberries, Cherries, Strawberries, Cantaloupes, Cucumbers, Grapes, Peaches, Tomatoes, Raspberries, Blackberries and, of course, Watermelon.
* Produce that’s in-season basically year-round include Apples, Beans, Avocados, Beats, Broccoli, Cantaloupes, Carrots, Cauliflower, Kiwi, Lettuce, Oranges (best in winter, early spring), Pineapples, Plums.
Support your local farmer’s market to support your health.

At Home Fitness consultant Aaron Dorksen’s blog deals with a variety of fitness topics, ranging from workout tips, motivational ideas and feature stories on how exercise impacts people’s lives. Consult a doctor before making any significant changes in your exercise routine or diet. E-mail him with comments, questions or ideas for future blogs at aaron@athomefitness.com

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