Supplement your existing diet with new flavours and free versions of supermarket foods.
The truth is, that it would be very hard to survive on foraged food all year round, but foraging for survival can be very interesting; However, I forage to add interesting new flavours and nutrients into my daily diet. In doing so, I also reduce my food bill. The more greens, roots, fruit and spices that I happen to pick up while I’m out, the less I spend in the shops.
Learn about the plants, fungi and seaweed you can eat and use; All the while improving your well-being by spending time with nature.
It never ceases to amaze me just how much goodness there is in foraged food compared to intensively farmed produce. Over the years our crops have been selected and cross-bred for disease and pest resistance, for their looks and to increase sweetness; Yet along the way, so many micronutrients have been lost and those micronutrients go a long way toward keeping us fit and healthy.
It’s a proven fact that being around trees and plants increases mindfulness and makes us feel better, but also appreciate your food more when you’ve foraged it yourself.
Entire industries have sprung up around mindfulness and forest bathing (or shinrin yoku), but foraging helps you to achieve mindfulness whilst exposing you to forest bathing as an accidental benefit, all the while you’re collecting your food and medicine from nature.