There are many good reasons to choose your foods seasonally, and contrary to popular belief, there are many foods in-season during the fall. Seasonal foods will taste fresher and their nutrition will be at its peak level, as opposed to foods picked prior to ripeness, which are then chilled and put into storage for days or weeks. As they sit, both their flavor and nutrient levels diminish. Below is a list of the top 7 superfoods we recommend from the doctors at West End Chiropractic and Wellness
1. Brussels Sprouts
They help to support your body’s natural detoxification system and are an excellent source of vitamins K and C, and good source of fiber, manganese, potassium, choline, and B vitamins. Brussels sprouts are in season from September to March.
Cauliflower is also anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich, and may boost both your heart and brain health. Eating cauliflower will provide your body with impressive amounts of vitamin C, vitamin K, beta-carotene, and much more while supporting healthy digestion and detoxification.
3. Sweet Potatoes
Research shows that sweet potatoes can help regulate blood sugar and sweet potato extract is said to help reduce inflammation in brain and nerve tissue throughout your body.
The primary source of pomegranate’s benefits come from its antioxidant content, tt’s also an excellent source of the antioxidant vitamin C, with one pomegranate providing about 40 percent of the daily requirement for this vitamin.
Turnips contain a type of phytonutrient known as indoles, which may help fight cancer. Turnip greens are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, and manganese, but it’s their vitamin K content that really stands out.
It is an excellent source of carotenoids, including beta-carotene (which converts into vitamin A in your body). Pumpkin is also rich in fiber.
Dates are a rich source of fiber and potassium, along with B vitamins, vitamins A and K, copper, magnesium, and manganese.
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