Every season comes with its own superfoods. Fruits and veggies grow abundantly in their specific season and they are extensively available according to their period. Consuming the superfoods every season is essential for optimum health. These are called as ‘superfoods’ because they are packed with incredible amount of nutrients in a small serving. Here is a list of the fall superfoods you should definitely add to your diet:
Avocados are very nutritious and they are low in pesticides. Avocados help control your sweet cravings and lower stress. They are also rich in vitamin B. vitamin E, protein, potassium and fibre. Choose ripe avocados which will digest easier. They should be very giving with a gentle squeeze.
Apples are called the healthiest of all fruits. No wonder why we say- ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’. It’s the easiest grab-and-go snack in the world. Apples are great source of Vitamin C, potassium, and help keep you full longer than sugary drinks and processed foods. They also help you maintain a healthy body weight, tones lower body, lower cholesterol etc.
Fresh broccoli is not only healthy, but is tasty as well if cooked well and also if added half cooked in salads with delicious and healthy salad dressings. Broccoli is anti-cancer since it contains calcium, protein, chlorophyll, magnesium, Vitamin C, fibre, and other essential nutrients. It is also a good source of vitamin E.
Pears are a good source of fibre; so you can have these and not worry about your metabolism. It is also a good source of vitamin C and copper. You can either have it raw individually or even have it cooked or baked.
Cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamin c. It contains polynutrients that help reduce cholesterol. Cauliflower can be consumed steamed or it can also be blended to a thick paste like mashed-potatoes or pureed into soups.
Pumpkins are a good source of vitamin B. It also contains high fibre which is 20% more than that of your daily requirement and is rich in potassium. It has a sweet taste and amazing texture hence can be used in pies and cakes.
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A and iron. It also has anti-inflammatory benefits. Sweet potatoes can be consumed steamed and sliced with little pepper over it, grilled, roasted, in soups etc.
Pomegranate is as good as it looks. The delicious red seeds are a great source of vitamin A and foliate. They are also high in anti-oxidants. Have it raw, in salads, in desserts, cakes etc. or simply juice it up.
Dates are very low in fat, high in potassium and fibre. This Middle Eastern fruit can be eaten as a snack, chopped and added in desserts, salads etc. Can also be consumed with cheese and other dry fruits.
Kiwi is certainly as delicious as it looks. This sour and tangy fruit is rich in potassium and copper. It is extremely rich in vitamin C; even superior to oranges. Kiwi can combined with any other fruit in salad, in desserts, salads, even some non-veg dishes for that tangy flavour. You can definitely add this in any of your green or fruit smoothies.