If you love to eat, fall might be your favourite time of year. With lots of fresh fall produce at markets and grocery stores everywhere, it’s a flavour treat for your taste buds.
All fall produce, including fruits and vegetables, are good for you in one way or another. But some produce packs a better combination of minerals, vitamins and calories for supporting your weight management.
These Healthy Fall Produce Picks can Help Your Weight Loss Too
Good nutrition is key to healthy, long-term weight loss. The following fall foods are packed with nutrients, and are lighter on calories, for the perfect weight management combination.
The shape and texture of pasta, it satisfies your pasta pangs with fewer calories and more nutrients. One cup of spaghetti squash has only 42 calories, with 180 mg of potassium and 2g of fibre. Fibre keeps your digestive system healthy and slows your absorption of calories. Potassium keeps your heart, muscles and nervous system in good working order, which is always a good thing!
You knew it wouldn’t be long until you found apples on the list. High in fibre and low in calories, apples can satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping you feeling full for longer. The combination reduces cravings and cuts down on how much food you eat.
They may be smaller and low on calories, but they are big on fibre, flavour and healthy nutrients. In fact, Brussels sprouts may be one of the healthiest items on this list. A half-cup contains 91% of the recommended daily intake (RDI) of vitamin K, 53% of the RDI of vitamin C, and 12% of the RDI for folate and vitamin A.
With only 27 calories in a cup of cauliflower, it’s a dream for anyone who keeps an eye on calorie intake. Try mashing cauliflower instead of potatoes. You’ll get a similar texture and flavour with fewer carbs and calories.
Speaking of potatoes, it’s time to make a more colourful choice. They are a more flavourful substitute to regular potatoes, with somewhat fewer calories and carbs, and more nutrition.
Of course, making the right food choices is important for the success of your weight management efforts. The nutrition consultants at your closest Herbal One Centre can help you make the right choices, and even create a personalized Herbal One Diet Plan for you with regular foods you can buy at the grocery store.
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