One of the great aspects about fall is that we find ourselves surrounded by swirls of vivid yellow, red, orange and green colors. Luckily for us, this season also yields produce that is just as colorful and nutrient rich that proves beneficial to our body. Take a look-you may just find some of your favorites!
Is there some truth behind the adage an apple a day keeps the doctor away? Well, apples (whether sweet or tart) contain heart-healthy flavonoids, are full of antioxidants, fiber, and collagen stimulating vitamin C. Just remember to eat the skin too as it contains most of the healthy fiber and nutrients and do follow up with your doctor regularly to be on the safe side.
These naturally sweet and juicy fruits are a good source of fiber, wound healing vitamin C and copper. They’re also a great source of potassium which is necessary for a healthy heart, muscles and nerves.
Sweet potatoes are extremely rich in vitamin A which is important for good vision, healthy skin and a strong immune system as well as a good source of iron and anti-inflammatory benefits.
This versatile vegetable contains healthy omega-3 fatty acids which can emhance skin’s natural glow and provide perhaps a little bit of relief to skin that is dry and prone to eczema. It’s also an excellent source of vitamin A as well.
A fall favorite food, pumpkin is considered a low calorie food that is full of fiber, potassium, calcium, copper, phosphorus and a high content of vitamin A. Also a good source of B vitamins ( niacin and thiamine) that boosts circulation for healthy skin. Unfortunately, pumpkin lattes don’t count.
This tangy, high antioxidant rich fruit is a good source of vitamin C and folate. Antioxidants work to counter the effects of free radicals that damage healthy cells.
This green colored fruit contains enzymes that can aid in digestion; are a good source of free radical quencher vitamin E; potassium and copper; have antioxidants that protect the cell DNA from oxidative damage; and has more vitamin C than an orange.
These citrus fruits may be small but they are packed with vitamin C and are a good source of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A, an essential nutrient with antioxidant activity that helps to protect cells from damage.
And there you have it. A list of some popular foods for a ‘beauty-fall’ complexion! 🙂
What are some of your favorite fall foods?
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