Why You Should Eat Seasonal Foods & How Sumo Salad Can Help

04.04.16 Eat, Learn Blog SumoSalad


By Rebecca Gawthorne – Dietitian & Nutritionist (@nourish_naturally

As we say goodbye to summer for another year, we welcome the fresh, seasonal produce that Autumn brings. The change in season opens a whole new world of flavours & food diversity; different recipes we can create to nourish us from the inside out. And Sumo Salad’s new Autumn menu does just that! It’s loaded with quality, seasonal foods that are organically designed by nature to keep us healthy at this time of year.

Sumo Salad’s Autumn menu is loaded with nutritious, seasonal veggies like pumpkin, broccoli, avocado, baby spinach, tomato, capsicum & mushrooms. These foods taste better and boast incredible texture & crunch because they come fresh, straight from local Aussie farms, so they don’t need to stored for excessive periods of time or travel half way around the world (& this is better for the planet too!). Using seasonal produce also means Sumo’s new Autumn menu is nutritionally superior, providing a tone of health benefits! All fruits and vegetables start to lose nutrients immediately after they are harvested, so the fresher, the better. By using local Autumn produce, the nutrition content of the ingredients in Sumo’s salads is maintained, especially when it comes to nutrients like vitamin C, folate, antioxidants & phyto-chemicals, which are susceptible to losses during storage & transportation. Consuming seasonal produce also means you are eating foods that are naturally higher in nutrients your body craves at that time of year. For example, your bodies will thrive off the in Vitamin C in tomatoes, capsicum & pumpkin that are in season in Autumn as well as the healthy fats that are in avocado that will boost your immune system and keep your skin and hair from drying out.

So as you can see, there are many health benefits to gain when choosing fresh, seasonal produce. If you want to create your own salad using seasonal Autumn ingredients sourced from local Aussie farms, head into a Sumo store like I did at The Galeries Sydney and create your own signature Autumn Salad!

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