The Fall Foods Everyone Should Be Eating
By Brandi Swieter
Most people tend to stick with the common fall staples when it comes time to planning a menu. Apples, pumpkin, sweet potato, and squash are some of the typical choices. Though these should definitely still be consumed as they offer a lot of beneficial nutrients, there are other choices as well. There are some other fall foods everyone should be eating for a more well-rounded season.
Duck may not be everyone’s first choice but it’s an ideal one for anyone wanting a leaner meat. It’s comparable to turkey and offers plenty of protein. Duck comes into season in September and really makes it mark in October. With high doses of zinc and selenium this meat choice is a great fall selection.
Brussels sprouts are not always everyone’s favorite choice. Many find them rather bland. However, the vegetable is high in nutrients and makes an ideal addition to any fall meal. They offer antioxidants that fight certain cancers and work overtime to keep the body healthy. With lots of fiber and Vitamin K, Brussels sprouts should be on everyone’s menu. Cook them up with spices to enhance the flavor.
Pears are similar to apples yet aren’t chosen as often. No one goes pear picking in the fall, after all. However, this fruit contains beneficial vitamins and nutrients that make it necessary to add to the fall menu. They offer folate that is beneficial for pregnant mothers and Vitamin C with antioxidants.
The white version of broccoli, which is also on the fall list, cauliflower improves bone health. It offers Vitamin C and Vitamin K which work together to increase collagen and prevent bone loss.
Goat cheese is best consumed in the fall. This type offers healthy fats and is a terrific source of calcium and protein. It’s considered a healthier alternative to cheese made from cow's’ milk. It is typically easier to digest and introduces good bacteria into the gut.
These fall foods aren’t on everyone’s menu regularly, but they should at least be added when they’re in season. Fall time is known as the harvest because that’s when a lot of fruits and vegetables become ready for consumption. Enjoy these options by pairing them with other fall favorites and have a healthy autumn.
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