If I were to eat according to the natural climate in Sweden, when it comes to fruit and vegetables, I would have to only eat potatoes, carrots, cabbage and apples most of the year. And perhaps some strawberries, raspberries and blueberries in late June and July. No bananas, no kiwis, no passion fruits, no mangoes, no papaya, no pineapple, no oranges or lemons. No broccoli, avocado, zucchini or eggplant. And probably tomatoes only during summer too. Would this be good enough for my heath?
Thus, we must import the most, which in turn creates more demand and pressure to produce big crops, wherefore greenhouses also become an alternative. But is that good? In one way, it feels wrong to buy large scale produce, but on the other hand, since we can do so – are we not supposed to? To ensure that everybody on the planet becomes fed? To reasonable prices.
Add fish, chicken, eggs (besides tofu and quorn) and my favorite carbohydrates in the form of Basmati rice, Quinoa, Buckwheat and Glutenfree pasta; made of rice and corn. Teas, seasalt and herbal spices. Nuts and seeds. I also prefer to eat organic and avoid all dairy based products.
If I’m lucky, this produce can be local, but most often not. This is why I believe, I felt I had much better physical health (which for sure affects my emotional, mental and spiritual health too), when I lived in Portugal.
How do you reason when you go to the grocery store? Let’s talk about this at Telluselle Living Center.