Fall is here! The change of the leaves and the seasonal chill brings some of our favorite tasting produce. Change up your normal diet and spice up your cuisine with the flavors of the season. Best of all, you’ll be building up your immune system to prepare for the cold season that awaits.
10 Fall Superfoods
The orange flesh of a pumpkin is a tell-tale sign of the high amounts of beta-carotene that it contains. Make it a part of your breakfast smoothie or Fall-themed dessert.
2.) Brussels Sprouts
One of the top super greens, Brussels sprouts are high in fiber and have been shown to help reduce high cholesterol.
They say an apple a day… Apples are a great superfruit containing high levels of vitamin C, which can help to boost your immunity just in time for the cold season.
A classic power vegetable, broccoli is high in folate, antioxidants, and essential cold-fighting vitamins. When eaten raw, it’s been shown to contain cancer-fighting compounds!
5.) Sweet Potato
Try roasting these delicious and healthier alternatives to white potatoes – they’ll taste delicious. Vitamin A, C, iron, and potassium are just some of the benefits of sweet potato.
6.) Citrus Fruits
As strange as it may seem, the peak months for citrus are in the cooler months! Prepare for the cold season by eating some citrus fruits that are high in vitamin C. Some of our favorites are grapefruits and oranges.
While you might see garlic in the store year round, the best time to buy fresh garlic is the Fall. Garlic is a natural antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal herb that never loses potency no matter how much you take. A true cold fighter!
8.) Swiss Chard
Considered a super leafy green vegetable, swiss chard is high in vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as calcium and iron.
Its powerful taste is the best clue to the many health benefits it contains. Ginger, like garlic, is a natural anti-inflammatory as well as a digestive aid. It helps to promote circulation as well, ensuring your body gets the nutrients it needs.
Ranked in the super antioxidant group along with blueberries and acai berries, pomegranates help to fortify the immune system by removing harmful waste products.