Top Three In-Season Superfoods
With leaves starting to change colour and a brisk wind in the air, it’s time to embrace the top superfoods of fall. Whether you’re hoping to add more fresh produce to your diet as you aim to hit the gym or you’re simply looking for a new pick-me-up for an afternoon snack, fall superfoods are a delicious idea. Here’s Real Style’s guide to three terrific and tempting superfoods of the season.
1. Apples: According to Whfoods.com, everyone’s favourite produce aisle staple can help you control your blood sugar as they are packed with phytonutrients. Other than keeping blood sugar at bay, apples also contain fiber, play a role in weight loss, and can lower cholesterol levels. If you’re a dessert fanatic who loves the fruit in pies and turnovers, try biting into a juicy apple in its natural and healthy state instead – just be sure to buy organic, as apples absorb a high quantity of pesticides and chemicals.
2. Spaghetti Squash: As a perfect low-calorie alternative to traditional pasta, spaghetti squash is one versatile veggie. The bright yellow squash is also a good source of carbohydrates and loaded with vitamins A, B and C, while offering the goodness of health-smart minerals like calcium and magnesium. The next time you plan a rich spaghetti dinner at home, try trading in a typical carb-rich meal for this seasonal superfood.
3. Pumpkin: It may still be early to have the ghosts and goblins of Halloween in mind, but you can always get into the autumn spirit early with a healthy dose of this orange squash. Pumpkin pie addicts will be happy to know that this seasonal favourite is an antioxidant-rich powerhouse. Greatist.com also reports that pumpkin is loaded with beta-carotene, which provides the body with a vitamin A boost. Canned pumpkin is packed with vitamin K (which can cut back on cancer risks), while the seeds offer a health boost of protein, magnesium, potassium and zinc.
Free to join! Get the hottest fashion, beauty and celebrity news, enter exclusive subscriber giveaways and be the first to receive the full digital version of REAL STYLE magazine every month.