The list below includes 10 of the healthiest fall superfoods! Knowing what foods are healthy and in season is great and all, but the real question is how do we incorporate these nutrient packed super foods into our meals? I’m sharing my favorite way to enjoy them with you, just click the links for the recipes.
Pumpkins are packed full of vitamin A and antioxidants, they are low-calorie, fiber containing, and great for your skin!
Brussels Sprouts are an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin K. They are a very good source of numerous nutrients including folate, manganese, vitamin B6, dietary fiber, choline, copper, vitamin B1, potassium, phosphorus and omega-3 fatty acids.
Roast these babies on 425 for about 20 minutes and drizzle with balsamic vinegar
Sweet Potatoes are loaded with antioxidants, they are also anti inflammatory, and may improve blood sugar regulation.
Persimmons contains all kinds of phytonutrients, flavonoids, and antioxidants, such as catechins which are known to have antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Beets are high in folate and contain powerful nutrient compounds that help protect against heart disease, birth defects and certain cancers, especially colon cancer.
Apples are composed of nutrients like fiber and polyphenols and may aid in weight loss, lower risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, and even improve gut health.
Butternut Squash alike many listed, is a great source for antioxidants, especially vitamin-A which is a powerful natural anti-oxidant and is required by the body for maintaining the integrity of skin. It is also an essential vitamin for healthy eyesight. It is an excellent source of dietary fiber and mono-unsaturated fatty acids that benefit for heart health.
Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchiladas
Pomegranates are known to have such powerful properties that pomegranate juice has been found to have three times the antioxidant activity of red wine and green tea.
Cauliflower supports a long list of body systems by containing glucosinolates that include our cardiovascular, digestive, immune, inflammatory, and detoxification systems.
Kale has been an emerging trend in health for the last few years, and with good reason. It is antioxidant rich, has cancer preventive benefits, has been shown to lower cholesterol, and it only takes 100 calories of kale to provide over 350 milligrams for the most basic omega-3 fatty acid (which is anti inflammatory).
Sauté a heaping handful of kale in a table spoon of chicken broth and olive oil until wilted and enjoy