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.