It’s called the harvest season for a reason. Autumn brings an influx of ripe produce just begging to be made into healthy dishes. Load these fall foods onto your plate to take advantage of the best nutrition — and flavor — of the season. Here’ a list of ten of the healthiest foods for you to eat this fall:
Procyanidin, a type of antioxidant found in apples, has been found to lower LDL or “bad” cholesterol.
Packed with prebiotic fiber, artichokes can help promote the health and growth of your body’s probiotics, the good bacteria found in your GI tract.
Broccoli contains glucosinolates that help fight against oxidative stress and present many other health benefits.
4. Butternut Squash
Squash is lower in calories and higher in fiber than other starchy vegetables, but you’ll still get that flavorful, sweet taste that really satisfies.
Just one large carrot provides more than double your daily value of vitamin A, the nutrient that protects your ocular health.
Cranberries are loaded with vitamin C and other antioxidants linked to reducing risk of chronic disease and improving circulation.
Fennel is filled with folate, a type of B vitamin that helps with muscle and nerve function, as well as allowing you to reap the energizing benefits from the all the foods you eat.
Grapefruits come packed with fiber, water, and immune-boosting antioxidants that help reduce your risk of chronic disease.
Also called German turnip, it’s a nutrient-packed relative of wild cabbage that’s super low in calories, making it an easy way to add more veggies into rice dishes.
The diversity of edible fungi lends itself to tons of different dishes, but all of these toadstools pack in potassium and selenium, an essential nutrient that helps with DNA synthesis and hormone metabolism.