The season has changed, and you may have noticed that so have the produce selections in your local grocery store.
Bright colored summer fruits and veggies are transitioning out, and although Fall foods may not seem as fun, they can be just as beneficial.
Here’s a list of five foods to get you through the season.
Although, you can find these in your local grocer year-round, fall is when the crop is the freshest. Unlike it’s colorless counterparts, they’re packed with beta carotene and vitamin A, which can help protect you from dry skin as weather transitions into the colder months.
I can distinctly remember referring to this veggie as “the white broccoli” as a kid. For the most part, that’s exactly what it is. Just like other vegetables in the cruciferous family, cauliflower is packed with cancer-fighting components. Cauliflower, in particular, is high in vitamin K which is essential for healthy bones and hair growth which can supplement your cool-weather protective styles.
We all know the whole “an apple a day…” saying, so I’ll spare you by getting straight to the point. Many of us may have spent our summer nights filling our bodies with some not-so-nice things, if you know what I mean. Not only do apples have a water content of 84%, they also include Phlorizidin. This helps with the stimulation of bile, and in turn, rids the liver of toxins.
Like it’s cruciferous cousin, cauliflower, brussel sprouts are a good source of vitamin C. This component will be essential in helping you fight off any cooties this cold and flu season.
Last but not least, of course…
Put the PSL down, and go straight for the whole food. Pumpkins pack up all the benefits of the before-mentioned fruits and veggies in one. With an added benefits of vitamins b1, b2, and b6. For those who have recently returned to school for a new semester, this complex is great for brain function, the prevention of cognitive decline, as well as reducing anxiety.
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