Getting Into The Fall Spirit With Food

Healthy, Fall foods can provide a boost to our immune systems to prepare us for the cold season. Here are some Fall favorites full of antioxidants and other great nutrients!

  • Pomegranates – Pomegranates are high in antioxidants, vitamin C and folic acid, a B vitamin.
  • Dates – Naturally sweet, dates contain tannins, which are antioxidants that help prevent illness, as well as potassium, magnesium and copper.
  • Apples – high in fiber and contains the active ingredient quercetin, a natural antihistamine to combat seasonal allergies and clear up colds.
  • Pears – Great source of fiber
  • Acorn squash – Excellent source of Vitamin A
  • Brussels sprouts – Great source of Vitamin K and folate
  • Kale –  Full of natural flavonoids that help protect against several types of cancers.
  • Kiwi -High in Vitamin C
  • Pumpkin – Rich in vitamin A, beta-carotene and vitamin E

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Photo credit: www.health.com

Thanks to Joan Endyke, who is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in food and nutrition.

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