13 ways green living can make you healthier
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Seasonal foods pack in the vitamins
Researchers analysed the nutrient levels of fruits and vegetables at different times of the year and found that season played a role in the health – vitamin C in spinach was 55 percent higher in the winter, for instance. Part of that could have to do with the very reason it’s better for the environment: It doesn’t have to travel so far. If the food had to grow in a warm, faraway area before reaching your grocery store, it could have spent time on a ship, plane, or truck. Some options are better than others – a plane gives off more emissions than a ship, for example – but buying in-season is an easy rule of thumb for making sure your food didn’t have to travel far to get to you.