Load your plate up with these 6 fall fruits and vegetables
Fall is a season that is bursting with beautiful orange , red, and green fruits and vegetables. Take advantage of the abundance of fresh produce still available – like the selection below – before the winter freeze sets in.
Apples: Apples help fight radicals to preserve your youthful looks as long as possible. If you’re not an apple person, there are 7,500 apple varieties grown in the world, so we bet there’s one out there that you’d like! However, just try to buy them local if you can, or visit an apple orchard, to get the most beauty and health benefits.
Broccoli: Fall tends to be a stressful season. The relaxing beach vacation you took is a distant memory, and back-to-school activities and work meetings fill up your days. Adding broccoli to your meals will help fight stress-related inflammation in your body to keep blemishes at bay and have clear, beautiful skin.
Cranberries: Cranberries are loaded in antioxidants and Vitamin C to boost collagen production to keep your skin smooth and firm. This fruit also helps with digestion and keeps your lymphatic system healthy. However, make sure to eat them fresh – dried cranberries tend to be high in sugar (no wonder they taste like candy…!).
Grapes: A magical elixir doesn’t exist yet to stop the aging process, however grapes can definitely help slow it down, thanks to the resveratrol in them! We recommend freezing them, which makes them extra crunchy for a delicious snack.
Leeks: Leeks are a natural diuretic, helping to flush toxins out of your body for radiant skin. They are also high in antioxidants to protect your skin from free radicals and damaging UV rays (you can get still get a sunburn in the fall and winter !).
Pumpkin: Pumpkin is high in Vitamin A. This vitamin helps protect your eyes, boosts your immune system, and helps reduce oil production for blemish-free skin. Check out some delicious pumpkin recipes to try out this autumn.
Eat lots of fall fruits and vegetables for a healthy body and beautiful skin!