The changing of the seasons is the ideal time to change up your produce. Summer fruits and veggies are out; fall and winter produce is in! Here is our list of the top 5 superfoods for fall. All of these can easily be found at your local grocery store or farmers market.
You know what they say – “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Apples are chock full of antioxidants and contain 4 grams of dietary fiber per serving, so yes, eat an apple a day and it will go a long ways towards keeping you healthy. Apples can be eaten raw of course, and also boiled, stewed, cooked, or baked in pies and tarts.
2. Brussels Sprouts
Those veggies we detested as kids are now more popular than ever! It seems like everywhere we go, Brussels sprouts are on the menu. They are also readily available at the market and are super easy to prepare. Packed with folate, iron, and vitamin K, they are a no guilt snack or delicious side dish.
Pears are like apples in their versatility. They are also a good source of vitamin C, copper, and fiber.
Cauliflower is a lot more than “white broccoli”. It contains compounds that may help prevent cancer, along with phytonutrients that may lower cholesterol. It is also an excellent source of vitamin C. Cauliflower can be made a thousand different ways. One of our favorites is mashed!
Ah, squash, one of fall’s most colorful and delicious vegetables. Squash actually contains omega-3 fatty acids, and is an excellent source of vitamin A. So eat up!
Enjoy any one – or all five – of these superfoods for fall today. Call Cenegenics Boston if you’re interested in a personalized nutrition plan.