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New York City Doctor’s Guide To Fall Superfoods!

New York City Doctor’s Guide To Fall Superfoods!

 

Fall is here! The leaves are crispy-crunchy and the air smells fresh and wintery. As New York City doctors we know there are all kinds of colds and flu about at this time of year. But there are a few ways to keep your immune system in the best fighting condition and one of them is food! It’s as if mother nature knew that at this time of year we need an extra boost so she gave us some yummy fall superfoods!

We touched on this a few weeks ago but in this post we want to go a bit more in depth. As tempting as it is to collapse on your sofa and order a pizza at the end of a long cold working day it’s not what your body needs. If you want to be healthy this fall you need to stock up on your vitamins and nutrients, sort of like how a squirrel collects nuts for the winter.  If you eat a balanced diet you will be in the best position possible to battle any germs that come your way.

 

What Is A Superfood?

A superfood is packed with antioxidants and or vitamins. It’s basically something that is really good for you and something that you should try to eat often. Here’s a few that are in season now and are recommended by your New York City doctor.

  • Brussel Sprouts. These little babies are chock full of vitamin K, folate and iron. With a little care and attention when it comes to cooking and preparation they are actually really yummy so don’t write them off too quickly!
  • Pears. One of the simplest and juiciest fruits around. These cook brilliantly and are a good source of vitamin C and fibre.
  • Apples. Of course apples are in season right now and who doesn’t love apples? Eat them whole or slice them up into wedges for a tasty snack full of antioxidants and fibre.
  • Pumpkins. With Halloween approaching we are going to be seeing more and more of these around. Turning them into Jack-o-lanterns might have made us overlook just how healthy they are. They contain loads of potassium and vitamin B and have the perfect consistency to use in your baking escapades! Plus, roasted pumpkin seeds are a healthy alternative to chips and other high fat, salty snacks!

There are so many more fall superfoods that will help protect against cold and flu. Your New York City doctor hopes that you get a chance to try them all this winter. We know we will!