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Top 10 Autumn Foods


Autumn season  lasts  from October to November. It is an exciting time for fresh fruit and vegetables. Autumn’s fruits basket is  varied and delicious and is  at its fresh best . Apples  are cheap enough . So are the fresh dry fruits like figs, walnuts, almonds, cashews  etc.

It is a season of dark yellow, deep green fruits & vegetables. These are rich in disease fighting pytochemicals.  You should make them a regular part of your diet .  The Top  10 foods that  should be eaten in the month of October and November are.:-

1-      Sweet potatoes – These are rich source of beta carotene & vitamin C . These are  ideal for people with diabetes,   since they are considered a low glycemic food  (Low GI foods).

2-      Pumpkins – These are also rich source of beta carotene and vitamin C which reduces the risk of developing cancer. Seeds of pumpkin are rich in protein  and are a good source of omega -3 fatty acids which help in preventing heart disease.

3-      Apples-  These contain flavonoids ( antioxidant) . People who eat minimum 1 apple in a day,  keep themselves away from heart disease and all type of cancers.

4-      Pears- Rich in soluble fibers which help in lowering the blood cholesterol levels.

5-      Figs- Figs chewy texture make them very delicious . It is  a fibrous fruit which is very helpful in relieving constipation.

6-      Cabbage- it is a rich source of iron and vitamin K , and we know that iron helps  in increasing the Hb level.

7-      Turnip – Good source of fiber and vitamin C.

8-      Cauliflower – This is  an excellent  source of vitamin C and prevent s cancer.

9-      Cashews- The soft texture and sweet taste of cashew is enhanced many fold in the autumn season.

10-   Mushrooms-Good quality  Mushrooms are easily available in this season and are filled with Vitamin D and proteins.

Note: Some more autumn seasonal beneficial fruits and vegetables are – Peanuts, mushroom , Oranges, Pineapple, Papaya, potato, sweet corn , spinach  and tomato .

So  friends, as the October month has already set in , so start including these fruits and vegetables in your daily diet to keep yourself healthy and fresh forever.
Last Modified: February 07, 2015 06:05 PM
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