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Seasonal Segment: Put a SPRING in your step and microbiome with seasonal food.

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Seasonal Segment: Put a SPRING in your step by nurturing your microbiome with current seasonal foods.

Put a SPRING in your step by nurturing your microbiome with current seasonal foods.

Happy (almost) spring! The first day of spring is on Saturday, March 20th. The transition into warmer weather brings a variety of delicious, in-season produce. Choose in-season fruits and vegetables to make for a more delicious, juicy, and flavorful experience! Another trick to tell which produce is in season is that it is typically on sale due to the abundant supply (double bonus!)

Fruits and vegetables are packed full of important nutrients to fuel our body, but they also contain good amounts of fiber! Fiber is super important to feed and diversify your gut microbiome. Artichokes are one of the highest fiber foods and, lucky for us, they are in their prime eating season during spring! Remember -- the more diverse your diet, the more diverse your microbiome. Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is the best way to keep your microbiome happy and healthy. While seasonal produce can vary by state, these fresh fruits and vegetables are typically in season throughout the springtime:

Infographic: Seasonal foods
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