Yes, we can easily buy frozen broccoli, cranberries, watermelon, and strawberries in the store, but is it healthy to eat veggies and fruits that are not in season. We should always be like the weather and eat only in seasonal fruits. Storm the framer’s markets and you will find incredible seasonal produce and trust me they will taste amazing.
Each season is magical but we will never taste that magic if we always buy produce that is not in season. The anticipation, waiting, and imagining, is what makes it magical. Then once the seasonal fruit or veggie you love is finally in the season it will taste magical.
Also, keeping it seasonal means that we are staying on a healthy diet. Earth knows what we need to stay healthy each season and provides for us all the essential nutrients through the produce. For example, in winter we have oranges, lemons, grapefruit, etc. These are all packed with Vitamin C and antioxidants that will keep us away from the flu. While in summer we get all the refreshing and sweet products to help us in the hot days. Well, when it comes to fall we have the best comfort food. After all, we need something comforting during those rainy and cloudy days.
Apples are rich in Vitamins B6, B2, B1, C, E, and A, also in fiber, copper, and manganese. They are great for weight loss (depending on the diet you follow), lower risk of Diabetes, have prebiotic effects and great for the good bacteria in the gut.
No cholesterol or fat, beetroots are nutritious because they are rich in calcium, iron, manganese, fiber, folate Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin K and copper. Beetroots can help with improving the blood flow, lowers blood pressure. Plus they are amazing to increase the exercise performance.
As a low-calorie veggie, it is rich in antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins such as Vitamin B6, Manganese, Folate, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Fiber, and more. It helps with inflammation, improves digestion, Heart health, Lowers blood pressure, and Lowers cholesterol. The best part is that it can be easily added to your meal plan because you can serve in salads, main dishes, and breakfast.
While it is a hassle to eat this fruit you must add it in your fall meal plan because there are many health benefits that you can get from it. First of all, it has medicinal properties, It is Anti-inflammatory, fights against prostate cancer and breast cancer, lowers blood pressure, fights joint pain and arthritis, lowers the risk of different heart diseases, might help in treating erectile dysfunction, fights fungal and bacterial infections and improves memory and exercise performance.
Other fall veggies and fruits you must eat are:
- Brussels Sprouts
- Yams and Sweet potatoes
- Swiss Chard
- Winter Squash
Now you are ready to plan your fall meals. You know all the veggies and fruits that will help you stay healthy this fall. Just make sure to buy them from the farmer’s market. This will ensure better taste and healthier produce.