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Five Fall Foods That You Should Eat

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Sometimes eating fresh fruits and veggies can be difficult once the summer growing season is done. However, there are plenty of healthy choices of fall foods that are in abundance. Here are 5 fall foods you should be eating.1. Pumpkin: Pumpkin is full of vitamin A, carotenoids and fiber. Plus the pumpkin seeds are a great snack, roast them and enjoy. They are chock full of vitamins, finer, minerals and antioxidants.

2. Brussels Sprouts: I know, if you are like me, you are saying yuck, brussels sprouts. If you don’t like the taste of them, try roasting them instead of steaming them. Add a little olive oil, salt and pepper and that will bring out their natural sweetness. Brussels sprouts are high in protein, dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

3. Pears: They make a yummy, healthy snack. They are high in fiber, that will help keep your blood sugar level stable and cholesterol levels down. Pears are high in vitamins C, K, B2, B3, and B6 in addition to calcium, copper, magnesium, potassium and maganese.

4. Cauliflower: They are low in calories and contain several anti-cancer phytochemicals. It’s also a good source of vitamin C. Try mixing in some cauliflower with your mashed potatoes.

5. Sweet Potatoes: Try baking them and topping with some Greek yogurt.Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber and anti-inflammatory properties, great for those suffering from asthma or arthritis.

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