Summer may end, but the bounty of the fall harvest is coming to your table. Supporting your health with the proper fall foods can keep you at your peak of wellness. With a bolstered immune system, you'll have a better chance of fighting away pathogens through cold and flu season.
These 7 healthy fall foods are the ones to enjoy for delicious flavors and a bounty of healthful benefits.
Pumpkin is everywhere in the Fall, and while that PSL is on your mind, you should think of pure pumpkin puree instead. Adding it to overnight oats, muffins, or even pancakes gives you a hefty dose of beta-carotene that fights illness and helps your eyes stay healthy. Remember, this is good for your dogs as well.
Apples are another fall favorite to enjoy. With loads of fiber, apples can help your heart stay healthy. Fiber also makes you feel fuller for longer, so you'll be less likely to cave into cravings for candy corn and other not-so-healthy fall treats.
3. Root Veggies
There's nothing better than an easy side dish and roasted root veggies deliver. They're also nutritious, so fill your cart and plate with carrots, parsnips, radishes, sweet potatoes, potatoes, and beets. These are the key to more vitamins A and C to keep your immune system nice and firm.
4. Winter Squash
With so many different kinds of winter squash, you can find one to serve for dinner tonight. Butternut, spaghetti, and acorn squash are just a few examples, and all have great potassium that keeps blood pressure healthy.
While everyone focuses on pumpkins and apples, don't leave pears out. This healthy fall food is also a fiber-rich choice. Plus, it contains vitamin C and potassium, too. They're delicious as a snack, salads, or even roasted in the oven.
Fresh cranberries are often turned into that treasured sauce everyone loves at Thanksgiving. But throwing a few of them in your morning oatmeal or jazzing up stuffing and rice is a great way to use Fall's healthy harvest on your table. Cranberries are rich in fiber and vitamin C, and that beautiful color contains anthocyanins which reduce oxidative stress for better health.
While not technically a food, cinnamon is the healthy fall spice you need, and it adds sweetness without sugar and works in sweet and savory recipes. Cinnamon is a healthy addition to sprinkle onto roasted veggies (like those root vegetables mentioned above) or even your morning coffee, so you'll forgo the cream and sugar.
Please take advantage of these healthy fall foods in season to keep yourself in the best of health as the temperatures turn colder.
Now that we are going into Fall, it is important to have a wellness routine to help you stay healthy this autumn; it's time to get started on your personalized plan. Whether you focus on diet, exercise, or self-care, make sure to take the time to enjoy the fall season and all of its bounty. What are you most looking forward to this autumn? How will you be incorporating wellness into your life? Hit reply and let me know what you have in mind; I'd love to help.
If you're struggling to eat intuitively, it's okay to seek help from a professional who can help you get started. Intuitive eating is a process that takes time and practice. When you start eating intuitively, you'll likely have more energy, better digestion, and a healthier relationship with food.
What are your thoughts on intuitive eating? Have you tried it before? Hit reply and let me know.
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