8 Fall Superfoods You Should Be Eating
With the feasting season quickly approaching, we are here to remind you that your diet is not doomed! The autumnal season is loaded with detox powerhouses; these pieces of produce will naturally help you get back on track. Nutrient-rich foods like ginger, kale, and beets not only have flat-tummy powers, but they also taste good. Eat these good-for-you salads, soups, and quick post-workout smoothies to move past those sugar lapses. Learn about our eight favorite Fall detox foods to help you get cooking!
Tummy problems? Turn to ginger. Not only can this spicy root relieve your digestive system, it is loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Ginger might also boost the immune system, assisting in detoxification by promoting a healthy sweat, ridding your body of infections.
Recipes to try with ginger:
Just the excuse to bob for apples, this fruit is high in insoluble fiber and pectin, which soaks up toxins and sweeps them through the intestines. Apples also contain glucaric acid, which helps the body get of rid estrogen-like chemicals and food additives.
Recipes to try with apples:
Looking to reduce inflammation and alleviate stress? Turn to kale! This leafy green can also lower your cholesterol and support your digestive tract. With a number of ways to enjoy this nutrient-rich veggie (steamed, raw, blended), you can't go wrong.
Recipes to try with kale:
Beets have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support. They are also filled with folate, fiber, and potassium. To get the most out of your beets, enjoy them raw — this Fall veggie loses nutritional value as cooking time increases.
Recipes to try with beets:
Mom was right! You should eat those brussels sprouts! On a nutritional level, brussels sprouts are low in calories and high in vitamins C and K; they're also full of fiber. The sulfur-rich veggie is also a detox superstar loaded with cancer-fighting antioxidants and even some omega-3 fatty acids. When it comes to eating and cooking, they taste pretty great and can be enjoyed in a number of Fall recipes.
Recipes to try with brussels sprouts:
A Fall favorite, pomegranates are known to fight certain types of cancers and fill a diet with tons of vitamins. Pomegranate seeds are known to help lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of stroke, and even aid in weight management. In some cultures, it is known as the magic fruit!
Recipes to try with pomegranates:
While sweet potato fries aren't healthy, sweet potatoes themselves are actually a great detox food. Not only do they help you lose weight, they're a powerful source of vitamin A and have high levels of anti-inflammatory antioxidants.
Recipes to try with sweet potatoes:
They don't give you good breath, but they will help you on your way to a detox. Onions contain flavonoids, which reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Onions are one of the most polyphenol-packed foods you can eat, an essential chemical in helping your body work properly.
Recipes to try with onions: