With autumn underway, here are a list of the top 6 super foods which are most beneficial to your health.
Pumpkins are a superb source of vitamin A and help boost immunity and fight off infections. An excellent example of Pumpkin soup may be found via here.
Apples contain some of the most potent antioxidants, which reduce the risk of heart disease and heart attacks as well as several types of cancer. This simple recipe is delicious: slice four apples into pieces and place in a saucepan with two tablespoons of water and one cinnamon stick. Simmer on a low heat until the apples are tender and the sauce begins to thicken. Serve warm with a dollop of greek yoghurt or stir into your breakfast porridge.
Pears are a high-fibre food, which can help lower blood cholesterol levels and improve blood sugar control. They are almost as versatile as the apple. You can use them in low-fat pancakes, sliced on sandwiches or poached and drizzled with maple syrup for a warm, sweet dessert.
Clementines are full of antioxidants, vitamin C, fibre, folate and potassium. These golden orbs kick off the citrus season, which runs into late winter and are easy to tuck into a coat pocket for a quick peel and eat snack.
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. They are naturally sweet-tasting and their natural sugars are slowly released into the bloodstream. This helps to ensure a balanced and regular source of energy, without the blood sugar spikes linked to fatigue and weight gain. They are ideal for baking, grilling or steaming, and you can substitute them in any recipe that calls for potatoes.
Brussel sprouts are also laden with vitamins C and minerals. An alternative method of cooking, is to roast them which will bring out their nutty flavour.