Followers of the Hallelujah Diet know that eating ample raw vegetables and fruits is the key to success. With the right sustenance, the body will be fueled well enough to thrive and self-heal without assistance from medication and treatment from doctors. But how can you ensure you're consuming the absolute best fruits and vegetables? It's all about seasonal selection, according to Ann Malkmus. As she explains in her book, "Unravel the Mystery":
"Focus on foods that are in season," she writes. "They will most likely be fresher as they didn't have to travel across the country to get to the market."
Delicious Spring Fruits and Veggies
While we certainly encourage you to eat a variety of produce, consider prioritizing the following fruits and vegetables during the springtime for ultimate freshness and flavor, as suggested by the Produce for Better Health Foundation:
- Collard greens
- Fava beans
- Green beans
- Mustard greens
- Swiss Chard
- Vidalia Onions
Choose Your Produce Wisely
Remember: When purchasing produce – regardless of the season – it's in your best interest to shop organically whenever possible.
"While it isn't necessary to only use organically grown produce, the nutritional level will be greater and the chemical residue will be less," said Ann. "We would typically say that the health benefits of consuming fruits and vegetables far outweighs the risks from pesticide exposure however, when the body is working so hard to heal, even small amounts of pesticide residue will cause it to work harder."
Keep these fruits and vegetables in mind as you shop your way through the produce section during the upcoming season of sunshine.