Autumn is the best time to stockpile on vitamins and ready your body for the onset of winter. Without a strong immune system, we tend to get sick far too often. Going to work becomes difficult and you can even make your coworkers sick while you’re at it. Protect yourself and your loved ones by enjoying the following superfoods!
They say that an apple a day keeps the doctor away and this is not far from the truth. Apples are rich in antioxidants and fibre which will help ensure a healthy digestive system and allow your body to get rid of all those toxins.
While some might not be a fan of brussels sprouts, others love them! These small cabbages are rich in vitamin K, folate, and iron. Parsnips look a lot like carrots, but they are white instead of orange. They also have a sweeter, almost nutty flavour and contain potassium and fibre. Two things that we often lack in our daily diets! Even if you don’t want to serve them up as they are, you can add parsnips to various dishes like soups. If you really want them to go unnoticed, grate them instead of chopping!
Pears are known for being juicy and rich in fibre. However, they are also a great source of vitamin C and copper. Cauliflower is another interesting food that we should all include in our diets. They are known for their cancer prevention properties and can help lower cholesterol.
Winter squash has a slightly smoother texture and sweeter flavour. They are a great source of vitamin A and Omega-3 fatty acids. Pumpkin is also rich in potassium and fibre along with B vitamins. All the more reason to make some pumpkin soup and pie!