Fall is a great time to eat the vegetables that you have grown in your garden. Your garden has produced nutrient rich root veggies. The fruit trees are filled with crisp fruits.
With the hot sticky summer behind us we now can enjoy some of the fall veggies that we have grown in our gardens.
Lets talk about the 7 healthy fall foods.
1. Pumpkins are full of fiber and Vitamin A, which helps stimulates white blood cell activity and regulates cell growth.
2. Pumpkin Seeds are rich in healthy fat and oils.
3. Apples are high in fiber. They also have several vitamins, including A & C. Also make sure that you wash them really good if you are buying them from the store.
4. Persimmons are a good source of Vitamin C, as well as manganese, potassium, and calcium. When you are looking to pick a Persimmons you are wanting them to be really ripe and soft. They come into season late in October until November. If you have picked a Persimmons and you bit into it and it tastes like chalk then it is not fully ripe.
5. Pomegranates are the jewel of autumn. The pulp surrounding the seeds are high in antioxidants, they are also a good source of fiber, potassium and vitamin C.
6. This is why we love beets. Actually, root veggies of all kinds, including carrots, turnips and rutabaga, are real nutritional stars in the fall and winter. Bright, tasty beets are jam-packed with folate, vitamin C and magnesium.
7. Brussels Sprouts are really popular with Thanksgiving dinner. They are also a good source of fiber and foliate high in vitamin C. They are also a cousin to broccoli.
Over the next few day I will be posting recipes that you can incorporate these 7 fall foods into your meals.