Fall superfoods are bountiful in vitamins and antioxidants, which is important when looking to boost an immune system to prepare against the seasonal flu.
(PRWEB) October 18, 2013
101 Medical Weight Loss is helping people navigate the fall produce section with the best fall superfood tips aimed to prepare the immune system for the upcoming seasonal cold and flu season. Those who frequent the grocer’s produce section may have noticed a change recently. Summer’s flowering vine and melon produce have been replaced with fall’s leafy, cold-faring produce. Known for their life-altering qualities, superfoods work to maintain weight, fight disease and live longer.
“You don’t need to mourn the loss of summer produce, because fall superfoods can hold their own,” says Dr. Aazami of 101 Medical Weight Loss. “Plus, it’s fun to mix up your menu every so often.”
Savor seasonal fall produce flavors with the following superfoods:
- Brussels sprouts
Many of these fall superfoods can be found year-round, however they pack an extra punch during fall months when they peak in ripeness. Fall superfoods are bountiful in vitamins and antioxidants, which is important when looking to boost an immune system to prepare against the seasonal flu.
At about 100 calories, apples pack 4.4 grams of fiber – 17% of the daily recommended value. Apples are also rich in vitamin C which protects the immune system, and even protects skin from wrinkling. And though they may be abundant in a grocer’s produce section, take a day trip instead to a local orchard and enjoy the exercise.
Pumpkins aren’t just a Halloween decoration. Pumpkin seeds make a delicious, healthy snack people can save after their carving festivities. Rich in antioxidants, minerals and vitamin A, B and potassium, eating that pumpkin pie doesn’t have to make anyone feel guilty.
Brussels sprouts may get a bad rap, but who can hate a food that has been found to help protect and fight certain cancers? Clocking in at 3 grams and 38 per cup, Brussels sprouts are high in protein and taste delicious when drizzled with balsamic vinegar for a delicious side dish.
Pomegranates are fruit that reach their antioxidant powerhouse peak when they ripen in the fall. Some studies suggest pomegranates can ward off heart disease and control cholesterol. Eat the fruit alone, mix into salads or add its juice to smoothies.
What has more vitamin C than an orange and boosts your immune system? Kiwis! They pack more than 2 grams per serving and can be topped on salads, eaten as a snack, or made into a salsa.
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About 101 Medical Weight Loss:
For more than a decade, The Center for Medical Weight Loss has been helping people to shed unwanted pounds through physician-guided programs. The company is known throughout the San Fernando Valley area for uniquely meeting the needs of patients through personalized plans. 101Medical Weight Loss operates on the belief that safe weight loss results from healthy food and lifestyle choices, but provides the option of a safe appetite suppressant prescription when necessary. To discover what The Center for Medical Weight Loss can do for you, visit http://www.101medicalweightloss.com.