Fall Super Foods To Boost Your Diet

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As the weather starts to change for fall, so do the produce options. There are a few fruits and vegetables that are considered "super foods" for fall.

Topping the list are apples. Nutritionists said that you can eat them raw or baked, as long as you make sure to eat the skin. They are full of antioxidants and dietary fiber.

Pears are another good option. Again, you can eat them raw or bake them to bring out the flavor, and they will be a good source of vitamin C, copper and dietary fiber.

Something else you might try is cauliflower. It has a sweet, slightly nutty flavor that is ideal for side dishes. It is an excellent source of Vitamin C and also has compounds that doctors say might help to prevent cancer.

Lastly, don't forget to load up on squash. It tastes best with other fall flavors, like cinnamon and ginger. Plus, because of it's thick skin, you can store it for months at a time. It also has several health benefits, because it is packed with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin A.

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