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Seasonal Diet

Seasonal Diet by Wicode

Although we humanize every corner of the earth, humans are inseparable beings from nature. We will always continue to be a part of nature. In this process, we will experience the changes created in our bodies by being in the ecological system and being affected by environmental factors. Within this inseparable whole, we feel different physiological and emotional needs in different seasons, just like rabbits, ants, and insects. For example, we need more water on the hot summer days, and we need foods that will strengthen our immune system and keep our body temperature in the cold winter season, and prefer seasonal diet. Although we don’t hibernate, we experience seasonal depression.

This ecological flow creates a “biological rhythm” within itself with years of evolution. Biological rhythms are biological processes that repeat themselves. For instance, when you wake up at 8 o’clock every day for 1 month, at the end of 1 month, your body automatically wakes up at that exact time too, this is a great example of a biological rhythm. The existence of humans in the seasons is formed and changed by these rhythms, both with metabolism and biology.

Thanks to the existing advanced technologies, greenhouses, mass-production methods, imported products, and new agricultural systems, we can reach every product in every season, regardless of whether it is local or global. But how healthy this is debatable.

Many of us already spend almost 7 hours a day sitting under office fluorescents, looking at a digital screen, in the company of processed foods and products such as nicotine and caffeine. In addition, if we prefer processed and out-of-season products, even if they are fruits and vegetables, their effects on our body will undoubtedly be negative.

The fact that everything is accessible makes us consumers disconnect from nature. Trying to adapt to a diet that is far from sustainable and outside the cycle of nature also affects our body and mental health.

When we eat seasonally, we exist both in the biological rhythm and in the ecological cycle. In addition to supporting holistic health, a seasonal diet supports local and organic/ecological producers economically. The most important aspect of a seasonal diet is that it is a sustainable and nature-friendly option. It is a nutritional model that does not disturb the balance, has low carbon emissions, and is good for holistic health.