As summer finally fades into memory, so do many of the outdoor activities and healthy foods often associated with it. But that doesn’t mean the upcoming cooler months are void of delicious items to fill your tummy. In fact, there are plenty of fall superfoods out there ready for you to enjoy. If you can’t think of any off the top of your head, we went ahead and put together this handy list of easy-to-get items you likely to find in your neighborhood grocery store. Try them out this autumn to ramp up your energy and help keep you fit throughout the season!
The Fall Superfoods You Should Be Eating
Brussels Sprouts – Yes, their very name conjures visions of a plate full of yucky green vegetables that no one ever seemed to touched during dinner, but Brussels sprouts are packed with antioxidants and have also gained a reputation as a cancer fighting food. They have plenty of fiber and vitamins B, C, and K, as well.
Sweet Potatoes – It’s beta-carotene that gives sweet potatoes their bright orange color, and it’s also great for you immune system (something you may be interested in considering cold and flu season is right around the corner). They also help govern your blood sugar, too.
Pears – Believe it or not, pears are one of the highest-fiber foods you can find – especially among the fruits. They’re great for digestion and studies show that they help reduce your risk of suffering a stroke. Juicy, delicious, and good for you is are just three traits of this fall superfood.
Pumpkin – Of course they make the list, because what would fall be without pumpkins? Like sweet potatoes, they’re also loaded with beta-carotene and fiber, and even the seeds are good for your immune system and benefit prostate health.
Cranberries – they reach their best form from October through December so cranberries are understandably popular around the Thanksgiving holiday. Combine that with their anti-inflammatory benefits, vitamin C, and their fiber and you’ve got another winning choice for your fall menu. Enjoy, everyone!