Why have we come to believe that anything that is vernacular is always second best? Why is it that imported products see our racks more often than the simple things available as their counterparts? Is it just an obsession with all things western or is it truly nutritious and beneficial for our body?
Nutritionists have been answering these questions forever now, the answer is No, anything that is not grown in and around the region you live is not more beneficial. Local food has a shorter time between harvest and your table, and it is less likely that the nutrient value has decreased. Food imported from far-away states and countries is often older, has travelled and sits in distribution centers before it gets to your store which is not the best you give your body. While avocados are said to be a super food, it cannot be for us since we get them from another region. Unless a fruit or a vegetable grows in your state or even around it, the benefits of the said food product will not reach our body. The simple reason being that anything that comes from far away will lose it freshness no matter how much refrigeration you do. Once in a while splurging to get those imported berries is good for your palette but a habit may not be.
Local foods are our super foods, depending on which part of the country you live in, you chose your food accordingly. Seasonal fruits and vegetables are again a huge yes compared to the ones you get but arent in season, why, because of the freshness in the produce.
Here we have 5 simple reasons why you should eat more locally
The nutrient value in local food remains higher because of the simple fact that there is less time between harvest and consumption. With distances, the value of nutrient decreases and on top of that it has to sit in stores till someone purchases it. Food from far away regions or even countries tend to lack that fresh nourishment.