Benefits of Eating Fall Foods

Fabulous Fall Finds

Beets

Lettuce Turnip the Beet! The entire beet is edible – even its leaves and roots!

Fiber- Aids in digestion and regulates blood sugar levels

Folate - Protects your heart, helps maintain a healthy pregnancy, boosts cognitive function

Manganese - Helps prevent osteoporosis and inflammation

Vitamin C- Protects against immune system deficiencies

Potassium - Aids in nerve and muscle function

Protein (yes! protein) - Used to build and repair muscle tissue

Broccoli

Broccoli is a cancer fighting cruciferous superfood!

Fiber - Aids in digestion and regulates blood sugar levels

Protein (yes! protein) - Used to build and repair muscle tissue

Vitamin A - Plays an important role in bone growth

Vitamin C - Protects against immune system deficiencies

Folate - Protects your heart, helps maintain a healthy pregnancy, boosts cognitive function

Iron - Helps produce healthy red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout the body

Potassium - Aids in nerve and muscle function

Omega-3 fatty acids - Helps improve brain function, metabolism, and bone, skin and hair growth

Brussel Sprouts

Brussel sprouts are the most hated vegetable in the U.S. but slowly gaining in popularity as people begin to appreciate them for the cancer fighting cruciferous superfood they are!

Vitamin C- Protects against immune system deficiencies

Vitamin K - Anti-inflammatory

Folate - Protects your heart, helps maintain a healthy pregnancy, boosts cognitive function

Manganese - Helps prevent osteoporosis and inflammation

Vitamin B6 - Promotes overall growth and good health by converting carbohydrates, proteins and fats into energy. Also helps develop a healthy brain.

Vitamin B1 (thiamin)- Provides energy to the body by helping convert carbohydrates to energy

Potassium- Aids in nerve and muscle function

Omega-3 fatty acids - Helps improve brain function, metabolism, and bone, skin and hair growth

Carrots

Vitamin A - One cup of carrots provides over 400% of your daily Vitamin A! Plays a critical role in maintaining healthy vision, neurological function, healthy skin, and reducing inflammation through fighting free radical damage.

Potassium - Aids in nerve and muscle function

Vitamin K - Helps blood to clot, plays essential role in building strong bones and helps prevent heart disease

Vitamin E - Helps protect the heart and eyes

Fiber - Aids in digestion and regulates blood sugar levels

Celery

Celery is a very challenging crop to grow because it takes about 140 days to harvest!

Fiber - Aids in digestion (acts like a natural "broom." Just as if more effective than most OTC remedies) and regulates blood sugar levels.

Antioxidants - Aids in cardiovascular health, brain function (including memory) and cancer prevention

Vitamin Bs - Promotes overall growth and good health by converting carbohydrates, proteins and fats into energy.

Vitamin A (in the leaves) - Plays an important role in bone growth

Phytochemicals - Help prevent and fight cancer.

Eggplant

Like a tomato, the eggplant is also considered a fruit and a nightshade vegetable. It contains solanine, which in large amounts, for some, can cause inflammation and stiff joints.

Manganese - Helps prevent osteoporosis

Thiamin - Provides energy to the body by helping convert carbohydrates to energy.

Fiber - Aids in digestion and regulates blood sugar levels

Folate - Protects your heart, helps maintain a healthy pregnancy, boosts cognitive function

Vitamin K - Helps blood to clot, plays essential role in building strong bones and helps prevent heart disease

Protein - (yes! protein) - Used to build and repair muscle tissue

Kale

A cancer fighting cruciferous superfood!

Vitamin A Plays a critical role in maintaining healthy vision, neurological function, healthy skin, and reducing inflammation through fighting free radical damage.

Vitamin K - Helps blood to clot, plays essential role in building strong bones and helps prevent heart disease

Vitamin C - Protects against immune system deficiencies

Folate - Protects your heart, helps maintain a healthy pregnancy, boosts cognitive function

Fiber - Aids in digestion and regulates blood sugar levels

Calcium - Builds and maintains strong and healthy bones

Potassium - Aids in nerve and muscle function

Vitamin E - Helps protect the heart and eyes

Omega-3 Fatty Acids - Helps improve brain function, metabolism, and bone, skin and hair growth

Protein - Used to build and repair muscle tissue

Mushrooms

Vitamin D - Known as the "Sunshine vitamin." Mushrooms (grown outdoors in the sunshine) are the only vegetables that can make vitamin D. They con­tain a precursor that is converted into vitamin D when exposed to the sun

Fiber - Aids in digestion and regulates blood sugar levels

Vitamin C - Protects against immune system deficiencies

Folate - Protects your heart, helps maintain a healthy pregnancy, boosts cognitive function

Vitamin B2, B3, B5 - Promotes overall growth and good health by converting carbohydrates, proteins and fats into energy.

Copper - Helps prevent osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease

Selenium - Acts as a powerful antioxidant

Phosphorous - Works with calcium to promote strong bones and teeth

Potassium - Aids in nerve and muscle function

Protein - Used to build and repair muscle tissue

Iron - Helps produce healthy red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout the body

Peppers

Red, orange and yellow bell peppers are just ripened green peppers! It's true! They start out green, and change color (and sweeten) as they ripen from green peppers to yellow then to orange then red! Which is your favorite?

Vitamin C - Protects against immune system deficiencies

Vitamin A Plays a critical role in maintaining healthy vision, neurological function, healthy skin, and reducing inflammation through fighting free radical damage.

Folate - Protects your heart, helps maintain a healthy pregnancy, boosts cognitive function

Vitamin B6 - Promotes overall growth and good health by converting carbohydrates, proteins and fats into energy. B6 also helps develop a healthy brain.

Vitamin E - Helps protect the heart and eyes

Fiber - Aids in digestion and regulates blood sugar levels

Potatoes

There are over 4300 varieties of potatoes!

Vitamin C - Protects against immune system deficiencies

Vitamin B6 - Promotes overall growth and good health by converting carbohydrates, proteins and fats into energy. B6 also helps develop a healthy brain.

Potassium - Aids in nerve and muscle function

Manganese - Helps prevent osteoporosis and inflammation

Folate - Protects your heart, helps maintain a healthy pregnancy, boosts cognitive function

Fiber - Aids in digestion and regulates blood sugar levels

Protein - Used to build and repair muscle tissue

Iron - Helps produce healthy red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout the body

Pumpkin

The largest pumpkin in North America weighs in at 2,261.5 pounds!

Vitamin A - Plays an important role in bone growth

Fiber - Aids in digestion and regulates blood sugar levels

Vitamin C - Protects against immune system deficiencies

Potassium - Aids in nerve and muscle function

Iron - Helps produce healthy red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout the body

Calcium - Builds and maintains strong and healthy bones

Protein - Used to build and repair muscle tissue

Turnips

Don’t throw away the leafy green tops — they are the most nutritious part!

Vitamin C - Protects against immune system deficiencies

Vitamin B6 - Promotes overall growth and good health by converting carbohydrates, proteins and fats into energy. B6 also helps develop a healthy brain.

Vitamin A - Plays an important role in bone growth Protects Eye Health.

Vitamin K - Helps blood to clot, plays essential role in building strong bones and helps prevent heart disease

Calcium - Builds and maintains strong and healthy bones

Manganese - Helps prevent osteoporosis and inflammation

Fiber - Aids in digestion and regulates blood sugar levels

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