Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Don't Forget About Seasonal Fruits

Just about every fruit on the planet Earth is gluten-free 

This may be a no-brainer to some consumers, but those who are new or exploring the gluten-free lifestyle must know the truth. Many consumers have a banana, apple or orange in their refrigerator and it stops there. Take a look at this massive list of fruits by season that are waiting your purchase at your local grocery store. When possible try to buy fruit in season to be sure that fruit wasn't shipped by tractor, boat, plane, car, etc just to get to your store when there are local farmers growing many of these in your own community!

I hear way too often from gluten-free consumers that they are seeking breads, pastas and pastries to replace what they've lost in their regular rotation. Why are you dependent on these carbs so much? Now is your chance to replace an old craving with a new fruit which is just as gratifying while you retrain your bodies natural needs.

A juicy strawberry, round sweet watermelon, rich oranges, tart grapefruit, varieties of apples and specifically shopping for seasonal fruits this Summer are where you should be focussing on instead of the grains that were comforting in your previous diet. Live smarter and live well.

How could a fruit not be gluten-free?
Canned: May have processed and manufacturing contamination issues. Call to inquire. 
Frozen:  May have processed and manufacturing contamination issues. Call to inquire. 

Fruit lists provided by Nourish Interactive

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