Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) May 22, 2013
Spring is the perfect time to get with a plan for better nutrition--from farmers' markets filled with whole foods to weather perfect for outdoor exercise. To help consumers make the most of the season the nutrition experts at Brilliant Nutrition highlight five spring opportunities for a healthier lifestyle not to miss.
1. Eating Locally
With the abundance of fresh farmers' markets and weather that invites shoppers to linger and explore, spring is a great time to take advantage of fresh, local produce. Options will vary greatly across the country and world, so when traveling this spring make a point to seek out local cuisine. Consuming locally and responsibly grown/raised foods is not only good for the body—it’s a sustainable choice that benefits local communities and lowers your carbon footprint.
2. Seasonal Shopping
Although local may not always be feasible, seasonal eating usually is. Take advantage of seasonal spring offerings that aren’t always available and incorporate them into your menus in new ways. Challenge yourself to use spring’s fruits and vegetables like cherries, apricots, artichokes, asparagus, beet, fava beans, Swiss chard, collard greens, pineapple and more to create light and flavorful meals while cooking or baking. Be creative!
3. Healthy Cooking
Why prepare all of that wonderful, fresh and seasonal food in the kitchen when you can fire up the grill for generally healthier and better tasting dishes? Cooking food on a grill seals moisture into foods resulting in tender, juicy often tastier meals. Remember not to char your barbequed veggies and meats to avoid carcinogens. Challenge yourself to skip the condiments and enjoy full benefits from your healthy food prep.
4. Wide Open Space
Say goodbye to the treadmill and hello to the trails! Spring is all about taking advantage of the outdoors for exercise. Whether biking, walking or running, it’s often more challenging and therefore effective to exercise on natural terrain. The unpredictable terrain keeps your muscles “thinking”. Plus, spring is the season for countless walks and marathons—many for a great cause or with fun new themes. For a list of upcoming races, check out: http://www.marathonguide.com.
Not everyone is so lucky to enjoy sunshine and blue skies year around and many—from Seattle to London—endure long and often dreary winter and early spring seasons. As we move closer to summer and enjoy longer, brighter days it’s easy to forget that sunshine plays a significant role in nourishing the body and has many health benefits and has been proven to aid in preventing chronic ailments such as seasonal affective disorder, osteoporosis, depression and more.
Brilliant Nutrition, the leader in mineral based nutrition solutions, offers a wide range of individual supplements and supplement packs that can help consumers reach health goals. For more information and to shop our vitamin and mineral supplements, visit http://www.brilliantnutrition.com and follow us on Facebook for more health news and tips.
About Brilliant Nutrition:
Since 1997, Brilliant Nutrition has served more than 300,000 clients from around the globe, providing education, support and customized nutritional plans to address wellness concerns including blood sugar issues, hormone support, healthy weight loss, healthy weight gain and much more. With our expertise and network of experienced professionals, our clients and partners have access to decades of real life experience and hundreds of effective nutrients and nutrient groupings.
Brilliant Nutrition also partners with select naturopathic and medical professionals who have access to our vast array of products and consultation services. For healthcare professionals who would like to integrate nutritional prescriptions for patients instead of, or in concert with pharmaceutical prescriptions, we provide clinical information, administrative support, and even profits to their practices.
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