This is part of a series I’ve been creating for Azumio. Azumio is an app company dedicated to improve health and wellness by tracking sleep and steps, monitoring your glucose levels and heart rate, and providing exercise libraries and routines.
If you want to get the most nutrients out of your produce, eat what’s in season. After a long winter, spring fruits and vegetables are a welcome site. During this time of year, you’re treated to an explosion of colors, flavors, and nutrients.
With the amount of variety you can find at a grocery store, it may be hard to know what’s actually in season. To meet demands, it’s very common for grocery stores to import produce from other states and countries near and far. While it’s great privilege, that produce won’t be as nutrient dense by the time it’s picked, packed, and shipped to your grocery store.
To get the most nutrient dense produce, head to your local farmers market. The farms will be much more local, have a shorter commute, and are usually picked closer to ripeness. Farmers markets also have the most varieties of what’s fresh and in season, and they could even have produce that’s hard to find or not even in your grocery store produce section.