5 Vitality Foods For Fall

With the days getting shorter and the temperature gradually dropping, it is not uncommon to feel a little sluggish between the end of September and December. To ward off the ambient gloom and boost your energy, you can count on the contents of your plate! We have selected for you 5 vitality foods to eat in autumn.

1- Squash

As soon as the leaves start to fall and the temperatures cool down, we feel the urge to warm up with some good comforting soups.

This is perfect timing since the first of the 5 vitality foods to eat in autumn is Squash or rather gourds! These seasonal vegetables are good for your figure and your transit because they are rich in fiber and low in calories.

So you can enjoy pumpkin, butternut squash, pumpkin and butternut without moderation because all these cucurbits are rich in minerals and trace elements like magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and manganese.

Favor varieties with a beautiful orange color: they are rich in beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that notably helps prevent certain vision disorders.

2- Cabbage

Another seasonal vegetable, cabbages are a wealth of nutritional benefits. They are rich in vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants. They deserve to be among the 5 vitality foods to eat in autumn because they are believed to have detoxifying properties for the liver.

They can of course be eaten in the form of Cabbage soup (good for the figure), but also in the form of Cabbage soup or tasty stuffed cabbage!

And why not give in to a desire for sauerkraut? This fermented vegetable is, along with yogurt one of the richest foods in probiotics, which are essential to the good health of the intestinal flora or microbiota.

3- Chestnuts

In this top 5 vitality foods for autumn, we must also mention chestnut, a seasonal fruit with multiple nutritional virtues.

For centuries, chestnuts have been the staple diet of farmers in many regions of France such as the Ardeche, the Cevennes or Corsica.

It must be said that this fruit rich in fiber and starch is particularly nourishing. It satiates well and brings vitamins and minerals in quantity: vitamins B and C, potassium (600 mg for 100 g), calcium, iron, copper, phosphorus and manganese.

Chestnuts are delicious simply roasted in the oven or cooked in boiling water. But they can also be incorporated into vegetable frying pans and creamy soups like our pumpkin soup with chestnuts (recipe opposite)!

4- Mushrooms

Fall is also the season for mushroom picking. Now, wild mushrooms such as chanterelles, meadow rosé, porcini and other boletus are concentrated nutrients. They are therefore one of the 5 vitality foods to focus on in autumn.

Provided you choose your picking spot well away from polluted soils and the specimens collected (beware of toxic species!), you will be able to take advantage of their nutritional benefits, especially their richness in fiber and protein.

If you don't know anything about them and don't want to risk food poisoning by picking the wrong species, you can start growing them. There are easy-to-use kits for growing mushrooms at home.

5- Grapes

A quintessential fall fruit, grapes are the last of our 5 vitality foods to eat during this season. All grape varieties are interesting for their richness in potassium.

Even though they contain more sugar than white grapes, black grapes have the advantage of containing resveratrol, an antioxidant with protective properties for the cardiovascular system.

Did you know that some people do a grape cleanse in the fall to detoxify their bodies? This consists of eating a light and balanced diet, while consuming this fruit at will for 1 to 3 days. During the cure, choose organic grapes and alternate varieties to take advantage of their different flavors and virtues.

Author: Audrey
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