Today is the first day of Summer and I couldn’t let it pass without a quick note on the new foods I’m going to be incorporating into our diet for the next few months. A long while back I mentioned an article on eating with the seasons and I’ve tried to do a fair job of incorporating certain foods at certain times of the year to best fuel our bodies. As summer has officially hit, here’s what’s going on the plates for the next couple of months:
Bitter foods: romaine, watercress, endive, escarole, Swiss chard, asparagus, celery and quinoa to support the liver
Fruits: watermelon, apricots, plums, and cherries to stay hydrated
Beans: mung, soybean, kidney, and navy beans that have a cooling nature
Heart healthy foods: halibut, salmon, pumpkin seeds, and walnuts
And we’re also going to ditch some of the grilling and try to eat more quick cooked or raw dinners. Think salads with fruit and nuts and cheese instead of burgers and beans all of the time.
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