The summer has left us with sweet memories about the long nights and sunny days. Even though some may be in sorrow for the upcoming rainy months and cold evenings, autumn is bringing along a great list of harvest foods! We’ve gathered some interesting facts about 12 different seasonal greens, for you to consider including them in your autumn meal menu.
1. Squash is high in vitamins A and C, which aid your body’s metabolic functioning and help ward off chronic illnesses. Squash can be great substitute for pasta, as you can make spaghetti from it.
2. Sweet potato is full with vitamin A and high in potassium and fiber. This vegetable can be worked into a variety of dishes, from sides to desserts, also meaning that is high on sugar, therefore transfers to many calories.
3. Apples are high in vitamin C and dietary fiber. They are an easy way to fill up on relatively few calories. Whereas it is recommended for women to have 2 cups of fruit per day.
4. Pumpkin has a variety of vitamins and minerals, including iron, magnesium, niacin, potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C. Pumpkin is a nutritional powerhouse vegetable but also high on sugars.
5. Mushrooms are high in vitamin C, iron, potassium, and zinc. With no cholesterol and low levels of sodium, they also pack a good amount of protein for a veggie, which can be a good substitute for meat.
6. Pears are high in fiber and vitamin C. However, they’re also pretty high in sugar, so it is a good idea to treat pears as a sweet snack or even a dessert.
7. Beets are high in fiber, iron, potassium, and vitamin C. These colour-rich vegetables are sweet as a roasted side dish or as a salad add-in.
8. Cauliflower is considered the ugly stepsister of its more popular veggie sister broccoli. It is bursting with vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin C and also happens to be low in calories and high in fiber.
9. Cabbage is way too versatile to be used for just coleslaw filler. High in vitamins C and B6, the winter green also boasts a good amount of potassium, magnesium, thiamin, and dietary fiber for very few calories.
10. Carrots are not only for rabbits. They are high in vitamins A, C and B6! These rich colour sweet veggies are also full with potassium, thiamin, and fiber.
11. Potatoes in their most basic form provide an abundance of vitamins C and B6, as well as potassium. With the skin, a large potato also provides 32 percent of your daily fiber intake.
12. Broccoli is a power vegetable that you should love. High in vitamins A, B6, and C, these little green trees are a very versatile ingredient. They are also very high in potassium, manganese, and dietary fiber.
Now that you know all the seasonal rich-greens, go on and try them out in delicious and healthy meals! And don’t forget to share them with your perfect gym partners.
/Content gathered from fitnessmagazine.com