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Superfoods for the Season

By: Amy Apodaca

Feeling fabulous this season can be easy as adding a scarf to your wardrobe, a pumpkin spice latte to your day and butternut squash soup to your dinner table. But there’s a downfall the fall and winter months. Your immune system weakens as the weather changes. This can put a damper on your seasonal memories.

Don’t fret! Boost your body with our Guide to Seasonal Superfoods to prepare yourself & your family for the changing weather ahead.

Surrounding your household with proper nutrients offers powerful and beneficial support to your daily well-being. Creating a grocery list of potential fresh fruits and veggies is the first step. Luscious red apples, a side of beets and a cup of oats offer a handful of vitamins, fiber and antioxidants. Cooking or baking with sweet potatoes, carrots and pumpkin are delicious ingredients to new meals. Stimulate your senses by drinking warm tea, red wine and even grape juice.

So, head to your local grocer and get ready to boost your body with handpicked superfoods. Here’s a grocery list to guide you.

Grocery list

FRUITS
Apples, pomegranates and Bartlett pears are three fall favorites packed with vitamins A & C. Pears and apples are high in fiber for your digestive tract while pomegranates work to support brain and memory function.

VEGGIES
Pumpkin and butternut squash contain beta carotene. Sweet potatoes & carrots can be an excellent source of vitamin C. Brussel sprouts & beans consist of fiber & protein. Lastly, beets are chosen for their plethora of vitamin B.

NUTS & GRAINS
Chestnuts, pistachios and almonds – cook or eat in raw form! Oats & barley can lead to a healthy heart and keeping your blood levels maintained.

LIQUIDS
Tea can stimulate alertness, moods and motivation. Red wine or grape juice is high in vitamin C, B1 and B6 vitamins.

Certainly, the health benefits of consuming Superfoods within your diet can lead to a season fit for fall & winter. Adding these powerful boosts to your grocery list will leave room for embracing the activities and individuals you enjoy most.

Author: Amy Apodaca

Posted in: December 2012FeaturedHealth & Fitness
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