6 Super-Healthy Foods That You Should Eat This Fall

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Fall is here, and with it we have many seasonal foods that have a beneficial effect on our health.
1. Apples
Sweet or bitter, apples can be eaten raw, but they are good also when they are fried in a delicious meal. It is good to eat the skin, which contains healthy flavonoids. They represent one of the biggest group of heterocyclic compounds with oxygen. Apple is full of antioxidants. Each apple contains more than 4 grams of fiber. In many cultures it is considered the queen of life. Those who eat apples will sleep better, improve digestion and reduce blood pressure. Apple will help with migraines, headaches and dizziness, chronic fatigue, and their effectiveness is known also with obesity.
2. Pears
They have sweet and juicy flavors. You can eat them raw, bake or fry them. This fruit is known as a good source of copper,fiber and vitamin C. The effectiveness of pears is great. Pears will slow down aging and reduce the risk of stroke for those who eat them regularly. Pears protect against diabetes, improved heart function, relieve fatigue, reduce the cough, and are useful in the treatment of bronchitis. They are known as an excellent food for babies.
3. Cauliflower
It is ideal in the winter months when you can prepare it and serve as a side dish. It’s great for preparing steamed, but can also be mashed and prepared like mashed potatoes or as a mushy soup. Cauliflower is rich with medical compounds that fight cancer and phytonutrients that can lower cholesterol because they are an excellent source of vitamin C. Research shows that eating of cauliflower reduces the risk of lung cancer.
4. Pumpkin
Unlike zucchini, pumpkin has excellent texture and slightly sweet taste. Because of its thick skin it can be stored for months. The taste of it is even better in combination with, for example, cinnamon and ginger. Pumpkin contains omega-3 fatty acids, and it is also an excellent source of vitamin A. It is suitable for obese people and diabetics, and those with diseases of the stomach and small intestine as it has a soothing effect and regulates digestion.
5. Sweet potatoes
Its young leaves and roots are used in the various diets. You can fry it, boil or bake it, all depends on your tastes. It’s full of vitamin A, a good source of iron, and has anti-inflammatory properties. Sweet potatoe strengthens the immune system and protect against the devastating effects of free radicals, as well as some types of cancer, especially lung cancer. Because of the low glycemic index, it is especially good for diabetics, but be careful – it is valid only if you are cooking it. Baked sweet potato has almost the same glycemic index as well as a baked potato. Sweet potatoe prevents age-related diseases, and reduces blood cholesterol level.
6. Grapefruit
His bitter-sour taste distinguishes it from other citrus fruits. Grapefruit has 75% of vitamin C recommended for daily intake. He is also a good source of lycopene – a powerful antioxidant. Grapefruit contains pectin, which, lowers cholesterol. This bomb of medicinal substances has beneficial effect on colds and fever, strengthens weak gums, arteries and capillaries, promotes hormone production, purifies the intestines and stabilizes the intestinal flora. It also helps in reducing weight. You can combine it with avocado or simply enjoy its refreshing juice rich in antioxidants.

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