HEALTHY TIPS

11 of the Best Superfoods for Fall

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A perfect excuse to visit your local farmers market

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean it’s too late to eat local and healthy food that is in season in the fall. Apples, Brussels sprouts and squash are available now and packed with nutrients.

Apples - Harvest season: August-November

  • Full of antioxidants
  • 4 grams of dietary fiber per serving

Brussels Sprouts - Harvest season: September–March

  • 1/2 cup contains more than your DRI of vitamin K
  • Very good source of folate
  • Good source of iron

Pears - Harvest season: August–February

  • Good source of vitamin C and copper
  • 4 grams of fiber per serving

Cauliflower - Harvest season: September–June

  • Compounds that may help to prevent cancer
  • Phytonutrients may lower cholesterol” “Excellent source of vitamin C

Squash - Harvest season: October–February

  • Contains omega-3 fatty acids
  • Excellent source of vitamin A

Pumpkin - Harvest season: October–February

  • Rich in potassium
  • More than 20% of your DRI of fiber
  • Good source of B vitamins

Sweet Potatoes - Harvest season: September–December

  • Excellent source of vitamin A
  • Good source of iron
  • Anti-inflammatory benefits

Turnips - Harvest season: September–April

  • The roots are a good source of vitamin C
  • Turnip leaves are an excellent source of vitamins A, K, and folate

Kiwi - Harvest season: September–March

  • More vitamin C than an orange
  • Good source of potassium and copper

Grapefruit - Harvest season: September–April

  • More than 75% of your daily recommended intake (DRI) of vitamin C
  • Good source of lycopene
  • Contains pectin, which has been shown to lower cholesterol

Tangerines - Harvest season: November–April

  • Good source of vitamin C
  • Good source of beta-carotene

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