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Eat Seasonally This Spring

This post will inspire you to eat seasonally this Spring, choosing delicious seasonal produce to keep you healthy, happy, and balanced! If you eat the same foods all year long, you are missing out on this simple way to attune your body to mother nature.

I’m sure you are familiar with the concept of eating with the seasons or eating seasonal foods. This allows you to live a little closer to nature and makes it easier and cheaper to eat fresh produce. But when viewed through the lens of Ayurveda, there is much more to it than that.

According to Ayurveda, like encourages like and opposites bring balance. This is common sense, but people tend to overlook this in their daily lives until they find themselves completely out of balance.

Our bodies know that opposites bring balance and will push us to make the right decisions. For example, in the summer when it is hot, we would likely choose to eat something cool and light for dinner, like a nice green salad rather than a big hot bowl of spicy chilly. However, on a dry, cold winter day, that chili would sound better than a cold salad. Our bodies know. However, sometimes we forget to listen to our own innate wisdom.

Seasons of Change

Where I live, Spring and Fall are the major seasons of change that tend to wreak havoc on people’s bodies. Ayurveda recommends some sort of seasonal cleansing, specifically for Spring and Fall for this very reason. In Spring, we need to get rid of the excess heaviness accumulated through the winter and in Fall we need to let go of excess heat from Summer and stay grounded through the chaotic season.