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Healthy Eating is Always In Season

Posted February 19 under Press

by Teresa Day, Blue Cross Blue Shield Louisiana

We know our doctors, our mechanics and our hair stylists, we should know the folks who grow the food we feed our families, too. Shopping at a farmers market allows you to meet the farmers and have them personally vouch for the quality and freshness of the food you buy.

To eat the freshest, most nutritive food, it is best to eat in season, in your area. Plants get their nourishment from the sun and soil. Seasonally fresh produce is picked when it’s ripe and fully developed. The plant has had more sun exposure, which means it will have higher levels of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and other nutritious properties your body needs. 

At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, our mission is to improve the health and lives of Louisianians. We support events and programs that encourage the health and wellbeing of our members and others in communities across the state. Blue Cross is a proud sponsor of BREADA’s Farm Fete.