There are lots of ways that people have decided are better to eat. For a long time, eggs were on the no-no list. Then it was butter (or is butter OK now?). And there are lots of different ways of eating that have caught on and flamed out (does anyone remember the grapefruit diet?).
But one thing has, for sure, always stayed on the good-for-you list, and that’s produce. Fruits and vegetables have only increased in importance to our eating habits over the years, getting an even bigger and bigger portion of the plate recommendations put out by the USDA. But one thing those recommendations don’t take into consideration are seasonality. Fruits and vegetables are good for you, but are strawberries that you buy in November as good for you—and as good for the earth—as the ones that you might find in May? Probably not. This graphic explains why seasonality matters.