Fall Super Foods

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Definition

Super foods are defined as foods that not only provide essential nutrients, but also deliver an added benefit that protects our health. Whether it’s a carotenoid, polyphenol or anthocyanin these foods contain that is guarding us, research shows many of these foods have one thing in common. they contain tannins which give them their unique colors. each color is known to provide one or more beneficial phytonutrients that prevents disease.

Making It Simple

Repeated studies for years have proven that people who eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables per day, of various colors, are healthier longer. this situation is similar to adding fertilizer to your lawn. the lawn grows greener, stronger and more resistant to disease. fall in the Midwest brings us a harvest of wonderful super foods. take advantage of this bounty while protecting from disease. eating more than five servings of fruits and vegetables of different colors every day will indeed protect you from disease.

Fall Super Foods With Color

Yellow/Orange

  • Carrot
  • Pumpkin
  • Squash
  • Sweet Potato

Red

Red Apples

  • Apples
  • Cranberries
  • Tomato

Purple

  • Beets
  • Plums
  • Grapes

Green

  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Chard
  • Kale

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