You can grow these health-promoting superfoods in your own backyard!
Sunday, January 04, 2015 by Vicki Batts
Autumn is the harvest season, and with its harvest come many great fruits and vegetables. While often overlooked for more exotic items, there are plenty of superfoods to be grown in your own backyard – or at least purchased locally. Here are 10 foods to look out for!
- Brussels sprouts: Rich in vitamins and minerals, these also contain cancer-fighting compounds.
- Apples: Fiber-rich, and plenty of variety – each type is full of antioxidants!
- Cauliflower: Contains compounds known to kill cancer stem cells, and is also anti-inflammatory and full of phytonutrients.
- Sweet potatoes: Full of fiber and beta-carotene, plus they help stabilize blood sugars.
- Pomegranate: A powerful, antioxidant-rich fruit. Bet you didn’t know it’s a fall fruit!
- Turnips: Turnips contain indoles – a cancer fighting phytonutrient, and are rich in fiber. Turnip greens are also rich in vitamins and antioxidants.
- Rutabaga: Loaded with fiber, vitamin C, B vitamins, magnesium and zinc.
- Winter squash: These squash are filled with vitamin K, C, and E as well as B vitamins and a decent amount of plant-based omega-3s.
- Dates: Rich in 15 minerals and a host of vitamins, dates also contain 23 amino acids, protein and unsaturated fatty acids.
- Grapefruit: Research suggests grapefruit can reduce stroke risk, and may have anti-cancer properties.