I love giving nutritional advice and as a personal trainer in Bristol I am always keen to eat local fresh produce whenever possible, and being lucky enough to live a stones throw away from a very good veg shop I thought it would be a great opportunity to shout about the advantages of shopping local.
Bryn from PV Turners very kindly spent time talking about his produce and in this video he tells us what's in season, what's good if we want to eat cheaply, where he sources his produce from and why supermarket produce sucks compared to his.
I have to say that since discovering the benefits of shopping here we have not only reduced our food bill (we eat a lot!) but we also get amazing fruit and veg every day. We aim to eat it with as little processing as possible to preserve vitamins and minerals, and we also try to get lots of different coloured foods, as well as deeply coloured fruit and vegetables that are very nutrient dense.
It is a very good idea to aim for nutrient dense foods and a good starting point for this is to look at the ORAC scale here. Also to increase fibre content, which has many benefits not least adding to satieity, eating the skin of fruit and veg is beneficial. This way you are likely to consume more of both soluble and insoluble fibe.
Proteins in fruits and vegies are not as abundent, but better vegetarian sources of potein include quinoa, nuts, seeds, beans, pulses, and by combining these you will get a better range of amino acids. Eggs and quinoa are both complete proteins.
I hope you found this useful, and get inspired to eat local vitamin rich foods like these. If you would like nutritional advice I can certainly arrange that for you, just contact me here. Happy cooking!
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