It is officially Fall, Can you believe it? The fall season means a new rotation of yummy food. Pumpkins, Squash and Artichokes oh my. Here are just a few foods to get you started:
5 Awesome Fall Season Foods in California:
The saying eating an apple a day keeps the doctor away is actually true. Apples help your body fight a wide variety of diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, certain cancers, and can they can help prevent cataracts. Apples also help Detoxify your liver, control your weight and helps boost your immune system.
Here is an awesome recipe from health.com for Baked Apple Fritters!
Avocados, a super-food that is quickly gaining in dietary popularity. Avocados are a good source of potassium, fiber, Vitamin C and Vitamin K. There are oils, amino-acids and antioxidants in avocados that can also benefit your hair and skin.
Click Here for the Perfect Guacamole Recipe from Simplyrecipes.com
Click Here for an Awesome Avocado Facial Mask Recipe from theglitterguide.com.
I know, I know broccoli…gross, but it is really good for you. Broccoli can have cholesterol lowering ability. It helps detox your body on a genetic level and its full of vitamins like A, C, Folic Acid, Calcium and Fiber. Studies have also shown that broccoli helps with maintaining a healthy nervous system and cancer prevention.
*Side Note: Be careful how much broccoli you eat if you take blood thinners or are prone to kidney stones. Too much can be more harmful than helpful.
Follow this link to a RealSimple.com Article by Dawn Perry 10-Family Friendly Broccoli Recipes
I love carrots. When they are in season the flavor is amazing. Not only are they delicious but they are full of Beta Carotene (Antioxidants), they purify and revitalize the blood, they aid in digestion, they help out with blood sugar regulation and can improve the appearance of skin and hair.
Here is a link to a list of yummy carrot recipes from foodnetwork.com
Mushrooms are really good for you, they are known to help boost immune system, help with weight management, and improve immune system function.
*Side Note: Be sure to eat organic mushrooms. Mushrooms absorb pollutants such as heavy metals in nature.
Here is a link to some amazing mushroom recipes on food.com
For a complete list of In season foods click Here.
apple fritter recipe: http://www.health.com/health/recipe/0,,50400000116024,00.html
guacamole recipe: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/perfect_guacamole/
face mask: http://theglitterguide.com/2013/06/25/easy-diy-avocado-face-mask/
broccoli recipe http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/recipe-collections-favorites/popu…
carrot recipies: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipe-collections/carrot/index.html