I was visiting my good friend Kim at the weekend in Hythe in Kent. She had recently decided that she'd had enough of the big city (London) and wanted to live a quieter, calmer lifestyle so she upped and left and moved to Hythe.
Hythe is an extremely pretty, hilly seaside town with lots of vintage, antique and second hand shops as well as lovely, quaint quirky little shops such as a shop that just sold ingredients for cakes all in glass jars. Ingredients included various flours, grains, dried fruits and nuts and seeds amongst other cake essentials.
Five minutes drive away is Folkestone harbour where you can sit on benches and munch on freshly caught cockles, mussels and prawns. These seafood's are a good source of protein and they are also a good source of iron, iodine, zinc and copper as well as being low in fat. On chilly mornings you can also enjoy a bowl of delicious freshly made seafood chowder.
However, what I was really impressed with was all the vegetables that Kim had grown and how green fingered she had become. She gave me a doggy bag filled with carrots, celery, giant prize winning courgettes and onions. Vegetables high in vitamin C and other antioxidants which are good for strengthening the immune system which in turn helping to protect the immune system. The best thing about all these vegetables was that I knew that they were completely organic and had no poisonous pesticides sprayed on them.