Fall is here and so are these fall superfoods. Packed with vitamins and health benefits these foods are a great addition to any diet.
1. Sweet Potatoes
Unlike white potatoes, sweet potatoes are very nutritionally dense. They are a great source of iron and potassium, which help support the immune system and lower blood pressure. Sweet potatoes also offer anti-inflammatory benefits.
Season: September - December
2. Brussel Sprouts
Brussel sprouts get a bad wrap for tasting bad, but cooked correctly they can be very tasty. Brussel sprouts are extremely high in vitamin K. Vitamin K is most known for its role in blood clotting, but also promotes strong bones growth and helps prevent heart disease. Brussel sprouts also provide cholesterol-lowering benefits.
Season: September - March
Parsnips share characteristics to carrots but are much sweeter. They are an excellent source of fiber which prevents constipation and lower cholesterol levels. Parsnips are also rich in potassium and vitamin C.
Season: October - April
One of the great things about cauliflower is there are so many ways to enjoy it, steamed, baked, mashed and the list continues. Beyond this cauliflower has compounds that have been linked to preventing cancer and are an excellent source of vitamin C.
Season: September - June
Pomegranates have been a hot topic the past few years because of their many benefits. They have potent anti-inflammatory benefits and lower blood pressure. They have three times more as many antioxidants as green tea and even have been linked to help combat prostate cancer and diabetes.
Season: August - December
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