11 Superfoods For Fall And Winter

The weather is cooling off, and the meals are heating up as many produce options come into season. Take a look at these 11 superfoods for fall and winter that you need to grab the next time you visit the grocery store.



1. Squash

Squash is packed with health benefits and flexible in the kitchen. They can improve your sight, boost skin health, help prevent cancer, build strong bones, and so much more.


2. Carrots

Don’t worry, eating a couple servings of carrots this fall won’t turn you orange (but eating too much can!). Carrots can ward off certain cancers, reduce aging, boost the immune system, and more. Carrots go great in salads and also make a delicious grilled veggie.


3. Turkey

Why is turkey a Christmas and Thanksgiving classic? Here’s the answer: Turkey is rich in protein, low in fat (skinless turkey), and contains essential vitamins and minerals. Turkey combined with a high carbohydrate meal can also trigger sleepiness.


4. Figs

Figs contain a high amount of fiber and a good source of vitamins and minerals. Dried figs might be available year round, but figs are actually seasonal and are best during August, September, and the beginning of October.


5. Cauliflower

Full of vitamin C and a good source of vitamin K, protein, niacin, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, and more. Cauliflower also has a high level of anti-inflammatory compounds and phytochemicals, which can help fight cancer.

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6. Apples

Apples are rich in antioxidants, flavonoids, and dietary fiber. They may help reduce the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.


7. Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes contain an excellent amount of vitamin A, and are a good source of vitamin C, copper, vitamin B6.  Sweet potatoes are also lower on the glycemic index than white potatoes.

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8. Cranberries

With Thanksgiving comes cranberry drinks, sauces, and stuffings. A cup of cranberries only contains 50 calories and has so many health benefits. They can help with urinary tract infections, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.


9. Pears

Pears are sweet, delicious, and rich in flavor. Popular all across the northern hemisphere for good reason. Pears are loaded with antioxidants, minerals, fiber, and vitamins. Plus, they are among the least allergenic of all fruits.


10. Pumpkin

One cup of pumpkin can supply the daily recommended value of vitamin A and many other vitamins and minerals. Pumpkins can help keep eyesight sharp, aid in weight loss, protect your heart, reduce cancer risk, and more.


11. Cabbage

Cabbage contains an excellent amount of vitamin K, C, and B6. Cabbage can decrease constipation, cure headaches, fight obesity, prevent skin disorders, and protect against heart disease and aging.

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