Stay Healthy This Fall With These 5 Superfoods

FallSuperfoodsThese 5 superfoods are packed with disease-fighting antioxidants, skin-nourishing vitamins and stress reducing compounds that give our body nourishment. You may know about them, however do you know what they can do for your health?

Pomegranates

They fight inflammation and help slow tumor growth; plus the juice is great for your heart. Just drinking 10 ounces a day can lower high blood pressure and triglyceride levels and raise your heart-protective HDL cholesterol numbers. A bonus, it is lower in sugar that apple and orange juices.

Apples

Remember the old saying, An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Well it’s true! Apples contain pectin, which helps to lower blood glucose levels and blood pressure. They are also loaded with vitamins A, E, and beta carotene; a trio of nutrients that fight back against cellular damage helping to prevent asthma, diabetes and heart disease. They can add years to your life!

Brussels Sprouts

I use to hate Brussels Sprouts, however, it’s time to try them again. They come loaded with essential nutrients like folic acid and fiber.  You can roast them whole or chop and salute them.

Sweet Potatoes

My favorite. They are packed with carotenes, vitamins C and B6, and potassium. Sweet potatoes can also help balance blood sugar in people with diabetes. Bonus – the can also help keep your hormones from going haywire from the stress of the holiday season.

Cauliflower

It contains the compound sulforaphane, which has shown to prevent stomach ulcers. The vitamin C in cauliflower also lowers your risk for heart disease, and the vitamin K it contains helps boost bone strength. It is also one of the best veggies for fighting cancer. I replace mashed potatoes with mashed cauliflower for a healthier meal. Try it!

Find different ways to cook these foods to add variety to your meals. It’s fun to explore new recipes.

To your health,

Lori

P.S. Contact me for a free 45 minute healthy lifestyle consultation.

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