Summer just ended and that means it’s time to pig out because of the holidays coming up BUT don’t be fooled there are still plenty of healthy fall options especially the fruits that are in season.
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We’re told that an apple a day keeps the doctor away! Apples promote lower cholesterol, breast cancer and Alzheimer’s prevention, colon cancer and liver cancer prevention, and weight loss. They are also high in vitamin C and fiber, apples come in a wonderful variety of flavors, textures, and sizes.
Pears like apples are valuable in health benefits. Pears promote a healthy digestive system, increased energy level, osteoporosis and cancer prevention, help boost the immune system because they contain antioxidants such as Vitamin C and copper that fight off disease in the body.
Cranberries are commonly used for making cranberry sauce on the special holiday of Thanksgiving but cranberries can be used as a healthy snack throughout this fall season. They contain Vitamin C and fiber, and are only about 45 calories per cup. In disease fighting antioxidants, cranberries outrank apples and grapes!
If you want a big nutrition in a small package, these are a great option. Grapes, no matter the color contain Vitamin A, B6, C, and folate. They reduce the risk of heart disease, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. They also act as a fountain of youth because they contain resveratrol that activates Sir2 enzyme that extends life.
I know, pumpkin is treated like a vegetable but it is in fact a fruit! Pumpkins are incredibly rich in vital antioxidants an iron. Pumpkin aids weight loss, reduce cancer risk, protect the skin by keeping wrinkle free, boost the immune system and overall mood. Overall, keeping heart health, vision, and waistlines in check.