Fall is not only welcomed thanks to cooler temperatures and the vivid autumn palette of reds, oranges, gold and browns, but also several produce that are unique to this particular season.
October is known to have distinct produce that have extraordinary health benefits. Produce such as cabbage, beetroot, apples, pomegranates, artichokes, oysters and, last but certainly not least, pumpkins can be essential to your health.
Cabbage: Although cabbage is generally overlooked, it is one of the most nutritious raw produce one can consume. Cabbage is plentiful in potassium, vitamins C, K and A, calcium, beta-carotene and lutein. Because it is high in vitamin K, cabbage can help reduce cosmetic concerns such as bruises and dark eye circles.
Beetroot: Beetroot are high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, beetroot juice has been found to reduce blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes. For men, researchers found beetroot can also increase your stamina.
Apple: We have all heard the saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." The reason this is possible is because apples contain polyphenols and quercetin. Quercetin has been linked to helping individual's avoid Alzheimer's disease. Physicians also used quercetin for conditions such as diabetes, cataracts and gout.
Pomegranate: Pomegranates are a great source of antioxidants, which can help battle free radicals. Pomegranates are also important in maintaining water and acid balance in your body. Overall, they can help support your immune system.
Artichoke: Artichokes contain nutrients such as dietary fiber, vitamins A and C, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium and an array of nourishing substances. They are great in lowering cholesterol as well as assisting in digestion and relieving irritable bowel syndrome.
Oysters: Though oysters can trigger shellfish allergies, it is a great source of iron. A serving of six medium oysters can provide the body with 5mg, or 30 percent of the daily value, of iron according to researchers from Linus Pauling Institute of Micronutrient Information Center.
Pumpkin: October's most infamous vegetable is essential for Halloween decoration. Pumpkins are also great for weight loss. One serving of pumpkin can provide the body with only two percent of the standard calorie diet. Additionally, the low calories and fiber can help maintain a healthy body weight.
Published by Medicaldaily.com