Eating For The Season

In most areas of the world Lone Tree services, the weather is warmer in the summer months than any other time of the year. With that somewhat obvious statement, we are setting out to educate on the benefits of eating from our selection of “Foods In Season”, and why this is going to be so beneficial to our guests overall health and happiness.

Just as you would not wear the same clothing in the summer as in winter, you do not eat the same foods. It is actually for the same reason. There are foods that warm your body to help you stay warm in the winter, and there are foods that are cooling to help your body cool down when the weather is hot.

Nature has a profound wisdom in naturally producing foods in each season that have this effect. Eating seasonally is a way to stay in balance with your environment, and since many of our guests come from different locations…eating the food for the climate is essential as well.

Many of these foods that come into season in the summer are also good eaten raw. Just as foods have a more warming effect when they are cooked for a long period of time, they have a cooling effect when they are eaten raw or briefly cooked.

Notice that many fruits, berries, salad greens, asparagus, cucumbers, peas, green beans, summer squash, corn, tomatoes, etc., all come into season in the warmer months. These foods lend themselves very well to being eaten raw on their own or added to salads, as they have a cooling effect energetically on your body.

Stop by our salad bar and take a look at the rotation of offerings there.  Watermelon is not offered year round, but that is for a specific reason. Watermelon will keep you cool, hydrated, satiated and healthy while in the heat of a Texas or Nevada summer.  It literally thins your blood so that you can handle the heat better. Melons contain lycopene that protects your skin against sun damage, and they’re a good source of vitamin A and C as well.

Make sure you’re loading up on water and packing drinks to take with you when you leave camp.  Hydration stations are provided because dehydration is a serious health risk during summer months. When the air outside is hot and humid, our sweat can’t evaporate and cool us down like it normally does, making us feel more thirsty and lethargic.  The Institute of Medicine set general guidelines of 91 oz. /day of water for women, and 125 oz. /day for men.  That is a LOT of water, and you’ll need to use our pack-and-go options to make sure you have it with you throughout your work day.

Eating the right foods for the season and climate, as well as staying hydrated, can improve the way you feel about getting up in the morning for another rigorous day at work.  Lone Tree takes pride in our offerings at camp, and aim to optimize every level of your production.

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