They say a change is as good as a rest and who doesn’t love a new season?
It’s easy to feel glum at the end of summer but Autumn is a beautiful season. The sun rises just a little later and sets a little earlier. Our wardrobe changes, maybe our exercise routine changes and the foods available to us change too.
Healthy eating and superfoods aren’t just contained to the summer months. Supermarkets and in some cases our own back gardens are full to bursting with foods to help us starve off colds, keep our skin looking beautiful and our energy levels up.
So pull on your favourite sweater, take a stroll to your nearest store and stock up on some healthy and tasty seasonal treats.
Pumpkins aren’t just for carving, they make a mean soup or pumpkin pie puree. They are bountiful in benefits like keeping your heart healthy, improving vision and waistlines in check, as long as you take it easy on the pie! As an added bonus you can roast the seeds for a healthy snack packed with magnesium and fiber.
We’ve talked about Cranberries before but now until December look out for them fresh. They are high in Vitamin C and E. These little red super berries also help protect the body from free radicals and offer anti inflammatory and cancer preventing properties.
Autumn is the season for the tastiest apples. Not only are they a great snack they can also be used in place of sugar to sweeten homemade treats. They are packed with fiber, keeping you feeling fuller for longer and the nature sugar provides a sweet boost.
They are a great source of juicy immunity boosting Vitamin C as well as calcium and potassium. Not only do they make an easy snack they can add some sweet zing to Autumn salads.
This is the good potato! Packed with goodness and fiber, vitamin C, B and beta carotene, an antioxidant powerhouse that prevents cell damage.
The ‘King of Greens’ with a royal list of benefits. It provides protein, vitamins A, C, E and K plus lutein, an antioxidant that promotes good eye and skin health. Why not try roasting off some Kale with a little seasoning for a healthy snack.
Love them or hate them they are mighty good for you. They lower cholesterol and fight inflammation. New research is also beginning to show that the glucosinolates found in Brussel Sprouts can provide cancer protection. You can go traditional steamed or jazz them up and roast them with some lemon, chilli and feta for a lovely warm Autumn salad.
Remember the days of picking blackberries from thorny hedgerows? Well get yourself out there and grab some. They are rich in vitamin C and have one of the highest levels of disease fighting antioxidants.
October is the perfect post summer holiday but pre Christmas lull to take extra care of your body from the inside out. Regular exercise, a great healthy diet and our Teami 30 Day Detox will have you fighting fit and raring to go this Autumn!