Fall is a great time to explore new vegetables. We often think that summer is prime time for produce, but fall has some unique delicious and nutritious offerings to keep you looking and feeling fresh. For glowing skin, a sharp mind, and a strong immune system, don’t miss these four fall foods that pack a big nutrition punch:
- Pumpkin is packed with nutrients such as vitamin C, potassium, and beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is an antioxidant that can be converted to vitamin A in the body. It works in the body to protect against inflammation, cancer, heart disease, and even macular degeneration, a disease of the eyes that causes diminished central vision and is the second leading cause of blindness in individuals 50 and older1. It is also important for regulating cell growth. Canned pumpkin is one easy way to incorporate more pumpkin into your diet. You can add this to oatmeal, chili, pancakes, smoothies, yogurt and more! Be sure to buy 100% pure pumpkin to be sure there are no added sugars. Or enjoy pumpkin roasted in the oven and add to salads, quinoa, rice dishes or have as a side.