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Healthy Summer Foods: Going All-Natural for Improved Well-Being

  • June 30, 2014

Now that summer is finally upon us and the fruits of the season grow abundantly all around, it’s time to start taking advantage of everything summertime has to offer: some of the freshest produce in the country grows during the warmer months of the year, making it easier than ever to kick start a healthier eating plan for you and your family. At LANAP & Implant Center of Pennsylvania in Williamsport, PA and Collegeville, PA, Dr. David DiGiallorenzo and his team offer valuable nutritional therapy and advice to patients seeking the benefits of a wholesome diet all year long.

Where You Buy Produce Really Matters: Healthy Summer Foods

Today, it seems that it becomes nearly impossible to find high-quality, all-natural, organic foods all year round at chain grocery stores and even some smaller markets. This is because the use of pesticides has become so rampant in so many areas that organic farmers have fewer opportunities to present their products to the public. Fortunately, summer makes finding truly fresh ingredients easier than ever. The following are among the wholesome fruits and vegetables that are easiest to procure during the summer season:

  • Blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries
  • Peaches
  • Watermelon
  • Plums
  • Basil
  • Tomatoes
  • Figs
  • Eggplant
  • Summer squash and zucchini
  • Cherries
  • Green beans
  • Radishes
  • Broccoli

To get the most from your summer diet, try to eat these fruits and vegetables fresh whenever possible. This helps to retain the food’s natural vitamin and mineral content so you get the full benefit of every delicious bite.

Eat Fresh and Natural for Better Health

Multiple studies conducted over the past decade have proven that a correlation exists between the consumption of pesticides and ill effects on health, particularly in mice. Mice are used in laboratory experiments and research because their genetic makeup closely resembles our own, giving us a better idea of how certain chemicals may affect our health. If mice and rats develop harmful tumors as a result of excessive exposure to pesticides, it means that humans would do well to avoid these unnatural additives in their food whenever possible.

This summer, make a point of exploring your local farmer’s markets and truly organic produce stores. Enjoy the bounty of the season and have fun with fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables in your breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes. By the end of the summer, you’ll have already made healthy, all-natural eating a habit, decreasing your risks for developing potentially serious health conditions. You’ll love how you feel, and your body will thank you all year round.

Schedule Your Nutritional Therapy Consultation Today

If you are interested in learning more about how healthy summer eating can change your life for the better, contact us at one of our conveniently located offices in Collegeville, PA and Williamsport, PA today. Dr. DiGiallorenzo and our entire team look forward to welcoming you. Our state-of-the-art facilities also serve patients from throughout nearby communities in Lock Haven, Pottstown, Bloomsburg, Sunbury, and the surrounding areas.