I love the fall! The colors, the cool air, pumpkins… everything!!! But the fall is a pre-cursor to the flu system so this is a good time to boost your immune system. The superfoods on this list are what you want to be consuming to give you that extra boost. If you see one that doesn’t appeal to you, no problem! You don’t have to eat it. But, I challenge you to visit Pinterest and look for ways you can eat or cook these superfoods in order to get all their fantastic health benefits. You might be surprised to learn how creative people have become figuring out ways to consume these superfoods.
- Apples – There are so many varieties this time of year! Fresh and raw is the best way to get the most bang of nutrients from an apple. It’s packed full of fiber, antioxidants and vitamin C.
- Brussel Sprouts – Stop! Don’t turn your nose up just yet! These little green gems are jammed packed full of vitamin K, folate and iron. Click here to watch a short video from Food Network on how to Roast Brussel Sprouts
- Parsnips – Full of fiber and potassium
- Pears – I refer to pears as the juicy apple. Like the apple, pears are full of fiber and vitamin C.
- Cauliflower – This vegetable has really become popular as it can be mashed and substituted for mashed potatoes, shredded, roasted and boiled. Visit Pinterest and you will discover a ton of recipes using cauliflower. Yum! It has phytonutrients and vitamin C to boost your immune system.
- Turnips – Did you know that the roots are high in vitamin C? Yep! And the tops are high in vitamin A, K and folate.
- Squash – Here’s another veggie you will want to visit Pinterest about. Just trust me on this! A powerhouse vegetable with vitamin C, vitamin B’s, folate, vitamin K, fiber, potassium, and magnesium. BAM!
- Pomegranates – Sweet and delicious! Although it will temporarily stain your fingertips it’s high in antioxidants, vitamin C and folate.
- Kiwi – Did you know that this juicy little fuzzy green fruit has more vitamin C than an orange? It’s also high in potassium and copper.
- Grapefruit – This fruit is super high in vitamin C and is a good source of lycopene and pectin which are known to aid healthy cholesterol.
This Fall Season pick one of these superfoods that you have never tried.
Did you catch my Facebook Live last week on how to cook winter squashes, sweet potatoes and red potatoes in the Instant Pot? No? Well, dash on over there right now and type “Hello” in the comment section so I can give you a warm welcome. 🙂