The Facts Behind Fall’s Favorite Foods

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Butternut Squash: Low in fat, high in fiber, potassium, carotenoids, antioxidants, Vitamins A & C.

Beets: High in folate, manganese, and fiber. Helps to protect from colon cancer, prostate cancer, and heart disease.

Cranberries: High in Vitamin C, K, and E. Anti-inflammatory benefits for the cardiovascular and digestive systems and known to protect against UTI’s.

MP900382930Apples: One of the most popular, convenient, and healthiest fruits for fall and all year round. High in polyphenols, fiber, Vitamin C, apples regulate blood sugar, protect against breast, lung, and colon cancer, and aids asthma.

Eggplant: High in fiber, manganese, and nasunin, the nutrient in the eggplant’s skin that promotes brain health. Improves blood flow and decreases cholesterol.

Figs: Great source of natural sweetness. Loaded with potassium, which controls blood pressure and decreases inflammation. Substitute figs for sugar in recipes for a healthier sweetness.

Brussels Sprouts: high in fiber, known to aid digestion, detox the body, and improve the stability of DNA.

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Pumpkin: this low cal veggie seems like an indulgent starch, but offers health benefits to boot. It’s rich in fiber, beta-carotene and known to minimize skin wrinkles. And pumpkin seeds are a crunchy, healthy snack with heart health benefits.

One Healthy Breakdown: Fall foods are in abundance. Take advantage and fall for fall!

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