In addition to being just oh-so autumnal, pumpkins are a great source of fiber and vitamin A, which according to the Harvard School of Public Health, stimulates
white blood cell activity and regulates cell growth and division.
Yes, we're still technically talking about the same fruit here, but Caplan says the seeds are nutritionally
different enough from the pumpkin itself that they warrant
their own shout-out. Why? Pumpkin seeds are rich in healthy fats and oils.
Two words -- convenience and variety. Not only are apples available in just about every grocery store
, they also come in a wide range of flavors. Apples are high in fiber and are a good source of several vitamins, including A and C.
From a purely superficial level, these beautiful deep orange and super-fragrant fruits are hard to beat. Better yet, Livestrong explains that they can be a good source of Vitamin C as well as manganese
and (depending on their origin) calcium.
Actually, root veggies of all kinds, including carrots, turnips and rutabaga, are real nutritional stars in the fall and winter. Beets are jam-packed with folate, vitamin C and magnesium
Brussel sprouts are a staple Thanksgiving day dish and they also have beaucoup health benefits. Crandall says they are a good source of dietary fiber and folate and high in vitamin C.