Food and Drink

Eating Well in SWFL

“You are only given one machine, which is your body. How you take care of that machine is up to you.”

Everything from agility and brain capacity to energy levels and overall health depends on what you are feeding your body. We meet up with Kristina San filippo, owner of Purple Spoon in Bonita Springs and farmer Natalie Batty of Inyoni Organic Farm in Naples.

Kristina believes that every individual has a responsibility to our food and our physical bodies to give it not just calories, but nutrition. Kristin explains that part of optimizing our nutritional intake, means buying locally sourced food products.

With local food, there is a domino effect. You are not only supporting the farm that grows the food but also the source they are producing to feeds us. For farmers, having guests visit their farm means that a connection is created with the food. Establishing that connection is key to our understanding of properly sourced, nutrient dense products. Farmer Natalie says that creating a connection with our food, and the cultivation of it, opens up a whole new world and brings with it an awareness of our surroundings.

Creating a connection to our food can undoubtably provide benefit to our everyday lives and bring us back to our roots. After all, nature has figured out the system of food for us already. It provides us with everything we need – no harmful chemicals and GMO’s included. Why override the system nature has given us with convenience when we are sacrificing the nutrition and energy we gain from good, wholesome food. Kristina and Natalie advocate for local, nutritious food impactful, positive force to create a better world and a better future.

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