Spring is in full bloom, and that means a crop of fresh seasonal vegetables and fruits that offer a great source of nutrition and the best taste. Eating foods that are naturally in-season has many health benefits, especially for seniors. Incorporating seasonal foods into your diet can help boost your mood, support your immune system, and help protect against heart disease and changes in your eyesight.
Eating seasonally is a good way to get the most out of each meal. Here are a few ways that seasonal meals can benefit your health:
You can find plenty of fresh spring produce available in Florida at your local grocery store or farmer’s market. Or, consider setting up a garden of your own to grow your own ready-to-eat fruits and vegetables. The Seasonal Food Guide is a good resource to find out what’s in season in Florida (or any location near you) at any time of the year.
In beautiful Live Oak, Florida, our senior living residents take full advantage of this new season with a variety of engaging food-focused springtime activities that offer an enriching, enjoyable lifestyle. Our garden club and community garden are a popular amenity with our residents, and families can enjoy the nutritious and delicious dining options we have to offer year-round. For more information about our vibrant senior living community, contact us today to schedule a visit.