Best Superfoods for Fall: Pumpkin
There are hundreds of substances in foods that help protect you from heart disease, cancer and premature aging. Many of them cause the bright colours in autumn fruits and vegetables, especially plentiful and delicious at this time of year. Pumpkins, for example, are rich in beta carotene, which may reduce the risk of developing certain cancers and heart disease. They may also deter some aspects of aging. Pumpkins are low in calories, fat and sodium, and high in fibre. The seeds are high in protein and are loaded with magnesium and iron, too!
Best Superfoods for Fall: Butternut Squash
Butternut squash is one of healthiest foods around and a perennial favourite from the fall harvest. Here’s another nutrition tip: like other winter squash, butternut squash is high in vitamin C and beta carotene.
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Best Superfoods for Fall: Pomegranates
This fruit is especially high in antioxidants like ellagic acid that reduce inflammation—a factor in both heart disease and many types of cancer. There’s even more good news: a new study found that pomegranate juice reduced the growth rate of prostate cancer. The juice improves blood flow to your heart and may promote blood flow to sexual organs, potentially improving sexual potency. Maybe that’s why Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, was credited with planting the first pomegranate tree on Cyprus!