Healthy Fall Foods for the Active Senior

Healthy Fall Foods for the Active Senior

Summer is at its tail end and new fruits and vegetables may be available in the market pretty soon. Although summer brings on the best and healthy fruits and vegetables, fall is also a time for some healthy foods. Here are six healthy fall foods you can look forward to.

  • Sweet Potatoes – Fall is the peak season for these orange beauties. These root vegetables are tasty and rich in betacarotene, which prevents vitamin A deficiencies. If you wish for good eyesight, healthy skin, and a strong immune system, eat sweet potatoes.
  • Pomegranates – The health benefits of pomegranates are numerous. They are packed with antioxidants, which researchers believe may prevent cardiovascular diseases, as well as other diseases. This fruit reduces the effects of free radicals that damage healthy cells. Because of its high content of antioxidants, pomegranates are also believed to prevent breast and colon cancer.
  • Pears – This fruit is a tasty fall fruit packed with soluble fiber and high amounts of vitamin C and potassium. If you wish to avoid constipation, consider eating pears. Pears also help lower LDL, the bad cholesterol. You can satisfy your sweet tooth and obtain the health benefits from this fruit.
  • Brussels sprouts – This was a vegetable almost all of us hated as a kid but was forced to eat. This is because Brussels sprouts are packed with a number of healthy nutrients. For a vegetable, this member of the cabbage family is high in protein. They are also loaded with vitamin K that provides bone health and vitamins B and C, as well as, calcium, potassium, and iron among others. Brussels sprouts also have high concentrations of glucosinolates, responsible for fighting cancer.
  • Beets – Although beets are available all year, its best can be obtained during fall. This vegetable is packed with vitamins and minerals and cleanses the body and is believed to increase blood flow to the brain preventing dementia. They also provide high sources of energy and reduce high blood pressure.
  • Kale – This is one of the healthiest fall foods to eat. Kale provides vitamins A, K, C, and B, and is high in antioxidants that fight cancer and heart disease. Kale also has high levels of calcium which is good for your bones.

Try these six healthy fall foods this fall and ensure a healthy life.

This article is brought to you by ActiveAdultLiving.com®, the age over communities website for active seniors.

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