Featured Fall Flavours
Get ready to be Autumn Awed at the bountiful, health promoting properties of our Featured Fall Flavours! These fruits and vegetables contain many different types of phytochemicals, powerful plant compounds that work to optimize health and prevent disease. Note the recurrence of Vitamin A (beta-carotene). How fascinating that so much of the fall produce is bursting with it? As the days get shorter, nature works to ensure we have good night vision!
|Apples (McIntosh, Cortland, Empire, Spartan, Red Delicious, Northern Spy, Golden Delicious)
|One apple contains 3.6 grams of fiber, which contributes to a healthy colon. Apples have anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. If stored in the crisper, they can last up to 6 weeks.
|Great in treating inflammation within the body as well as lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels. They are high in fiber to keep a colon healthy. High amounts of Vitamin C and fiber are mostly contained in the skin of the fruit.
|Due to high levels of Vitamin A (beta carotene) and Vitamin C, green beans help promote cardiovascular and colon health. Additionally, they promote strong bones due to their high vitamin K levels. Plus green beans are a very good source of dietary fiber and other nutrients, including omega 3 fatty acids.
|Nutrient dense beets have a cleansing effect on the liver and the body. They aid digestion and the lymphatic system, making them an excellent detox vegetable. Beets also tone the blood and build red blood cells, helping to ensure adequate energy levels.
|Carrots are an excellent source of antioxidant compounds and the richest vegetable source of beta-carotene. This vitamin helps boost the immune system and protects against cardiovascular disease and cancer and also promotes good vision, especially night vision. Eating one carrot a week is said to reduce the odds of developing lung cancer. Additionally, carrots help build healthy skin, tissue and teeth.
|Squash (Acorn, Pepper, Spaghetti, Buttercup, Butternut, Hubbard)
|Squash is high in fiber and can help ward off infections and protect against cancer, stroke and heart disease thanks to high levels beta-carotene.
Yours in Health,
The Wellness by Design Team.
Specializing in Personalized Holistic Nutrition and Functional Fitness