Fresh Food in the Winter

It can be hard to get your nutrients from fresh sources in the winter. But it’s not impossible! Even if you absolutely can’t get your hands on fresh food, you can still make sure your body is getting all the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients it needs to stay healthy.

 

Buying or Growing Food

One of the best sources of fresh food in the city (in the winter and year-round) are local farmer’s markets that sell organic, locally grown food. In the winter, you’ll want to keep an eye out for seasonal foods that are best in the winter. Some of these foods include:

  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chives
  • Collard greens
  • Fava beans
  • Garlic
  • Globe onions
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard greens
  • Parsnips
  • Peas
  • Radishes
  • Rutabagas
  • Spinach
  • Swiss chard
  • Turnips

But you may also be able to grow your own food, even in a city that isn’t exactly known for being spacious.

You don’t need to have a big backyard to grow your own food. You don’t even need a yard at all. There are several kinds of plants you can grow in small places--on balconies or windowsills or in hanging pots--that could thrive in the winter. With the right setup, you may be able to grow foods like:

  • Bush beans
  • Chard
  • Chiles
  • Herbs
  • Leafy greens
  • Pea shoots
  • Radishes
  • Runner beans
  • Scallions
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes

Of course, you need to be sure you use high-quality soil and seeds to really get the nutrition you want from the food you grow. And when it comes to keeping pests away, you could use non-toxic, natural alternatives to pesticides.

 

Supplements

Despite the fact that it is possible to grow our own food or get fresh, organic food in the middle of the city, we don’t always have the time, energy, or resources to do so. Even if you do, it may be beneficial to give your body a little extra support from high-quality, medical-grade supplements as well.

Getting supplements could be a lot less of a hassle than growing your own food or making the trek to a farmer’s market, especially in the winter. Assuming your digestive system is working properly, supplements may be the surefire way to get your body the nutrition it needs.

If you’re looking for supplements this winter, consider our varied stock of supplements:

 

 

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