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Eat With the Season: Fall Foods For Health

September 11, 2017

Tip Content Provided By: EXOS

The transition from summer to winter means cooler temperatures and bold fall flavors. Many powerful and nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables’ peak harvest time is between August-December. Take advantage of peak harvest times and aim to try a few of these fall favorites!

Apples

A great carbohydrate source providing around 4g of fiber. Known for its properties in enhancing the immune system, lymph system, and promoting cellular recovery. It is perfect to incorporate as a pre or post-workout snack! Peak Harvest: August-November

Brussels Sprouts

This vegetable is rich in folate and assists in formation and maintenance of DNA. It also is known for its muscle and bone rejuvenation benefits. Try roasting them as a side with dinner! Peak Harvest: September-March 

Pears

A great source of fiber and long-lasting energy. This fruit contains antioxidant properties and can also boost brain health. Try them with granola as a healthier alternative when you’re craving something sweet! Peak Harvest: August-February

Squash

Whether it is butternut, acorn, or spaghetti, squash can provide an abundant amount of vitamins that aid in brain function, anti-inflammatory benefits, and skin/mucosal tissue support! Peak Harvest: October-February

Pumpkin

Consume a serving of pumpkin and get an excellent source of fiber, the richness of vitamin A, and benefits of improving skin and mucosal tissues. Consume the seeds and receive immune and antioxidant benefits! Peak Harvest: October-February

Pomegranates

This fruit is rich in antioxidants and also plays a role in supporting the heart and circulatory system. Try as a snack or mix into your favorite yogurt or oatmeal for breakfast! Peak Harvest: August-December

 

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