5 Vegan Superfoods To Get Really Excited About This Fall
While many people are getting excited about pumpkin flavored this or that during the autumn months, vegans are getting really excited about superfoods that have come into season. Of course, you needn't be vegan to enjoy them as well.
There's Plenty Of Vegan Produce To Choose From In Autumn
It is a little known fact that some of the most nourishing, immune-boosting autumn foods are vegan foods. Adding each of these vegan favorites to your daily regimen will boost your nutrition and can be a major defense against illness during the winter months.
Fall Foods That Pack A Big Nutritional Punch
Winter squash –This hearty and filling winter vegetable boasts some major nutrition – it’s high in beta carotene, iron, zinc, copper, calcium, and potassium and is high in vitamins C, A, E and B-complex. What is more, winter squash in highly alkaline and anti-inflammatory. There is nothing more warming and calming for the body than roasted winter squash or butternut squash soup.
Apples – The old saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” couldn’t ring more true with this anything but common fruit. Red apples are amazingly nourishing. They’re high in fiber and anti-oxidants content and they’re super hydrating at a cellular level, making the red apple great for juicing. Lastly, apples are the ultimate cleansing fruit, by helping to removing toxins from the organs and out of the body.
Grapes – Of all the fruits on earth the grape is perhaps the most healing and most nourishing, thanks to high levels of anti-oxidants, and resveratrol. Grapes are a heart healthy food and also helps diabetics to regulate insulin. What is more, grapes are easily digested and assimilated by the body. Bet you can’t eat just one.
Sweet potatoes – Like winter squash the sweet potato is high in beta-carotene and vitamin C. This makes them great for your skin. Sweet potatoes are also especially calming to the nervous system, helping to relieve anxiety. Sweet potatoes are easily digested – this makes them especially easy on the digestive tract. Eating sweet potatoes everyday along with a diet high in fruit and leafy greens helps greatly to make you less sensitive to seasonal allergies.
Pears – The pear is one of the most underrated of all the anti-cancer fruits but they are super healing and big on nutrition. Pears are like apples are very nourishing and cleansing and hydrating to the body. They have a good amount of fiber and also help to remove toxins from the body. They’re also amazingly sweet when they’re in season and are a valuable source of folic acid.
Eating Seasonally Is Beneficial
Although melons and berries have gone out of season, you can still enjoy high nourishment by adding sweet potatoes, pears, apples, winter squash and grapes to your fall menu. Enjoy the change in season by changing up your eating regimen. Eating apples, pears, sweet potatoes, grapes and winter squash daily are sure to energize you, boost your health, improve your digestion can help protect you against colds and flu during the winter months.
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