When the cooler months approach, your food options will start to change: without being totally aware, at some point you’ll opt for fatter and heavier food. This will lead to the accumulation of unwanted weight.
Here we will share some tips about healthy eating for fall, so, make sure that to maintain your optimal weight and good general condition, regardless of the temperature outside. In addition, you will make the most of great seasonal products that are available at the market.
Nutritionists point out that the best foods during fall are fruits and vegetables:
The nutrients found in apples helps regulate blood sugar levels. Apples can reduce blood cholesterol levels, may fight against constipation and diarrhea, and greatly helps if you have problems with joints and wrists. These fruits can be found during the autumn season and come in a variety of flavors. Also, apples regulate bowel movements making for a balanced digestion.
Recent studies have shown that the peel of pears contain at least 3 or 4 times more phenolic phytonutrients (compounds essential for good health) than the pulp itself. These phytonutrients include antioxidants, anti-inflammatory flavonoids and phytonutrients with anti-cancer properties.
Vegetables found during fall season has many benefits – cabbage is helping in lowering cholesterol. Rich in fiber especially when cooked. People with thyroid dysfunction should avoid cabbage excess. Cabbage improves symptoms of ulcers and gastritis.
Mushrooms are great foods that you can eat anytime. It helps regulate blood lipid levels, blood glucose levels, increase immunity and help keep your weight under control. Mushrooms offers also a lot of essential nutrients and antioxidants that your body needs during the cold season. They also help in raising the body’s resistance to diseases.
Considered among the most precious fruits, pomegranates are a rich source of soluble and insoluble fiber. Also, pomegranates are a good source of vitamin C – which you need in winter. Want to be slimmer? Try a smoothie with pomegranate and peach.
In this season, it would be great if you consume all those kinds of root vegetables which are found in abundance at the market, for example carrots, turnips and beets are some of the vegetables you should not miss in your diet, for both fall and winter. The delicious beetroot is a rich source of folic acid, vitamin C and magnesium.