CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) Some of the best Super Foods that can help you with health and weight loss this season. Lifestyle/weight loss expert Carolyn Phillips joined us from FitBehavior.com to share tips.
Fall Super Foods
This fall, don’t just carve up pumpkins-eat them! Packed with nutrients including alpha and beta-carotene, fiber, magnesium, potassium, and vitamins C and E, pumpkin helps to lower cancer risk as well as protect both eye and heart health. Pumpkin is very low in calories.. Don’t forget that for additional benefits you can eat the seeds, too-they help to support the immune system and prostate health.
Cinnamon helps to curb cravings because it’s loaded with magnesium, fiber, calcium and iron. It’s a natural appetite suppressant because it stabilizes your blood sugar.
- Ginger Root
Ginger has a long history of use for relieving digestive problems such as nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and pain. The root or underground stem (rhizome) of the ginger plant can be consumed fresh, powdered, dried as a spice, in oil form or as juice. You can use Ginger Root in tea, in smoothies or soups, and it can be peeled or sliced.
- Replace Your Candy Jar with the good stuff.
Fill that candy dish with apples, oranges, dates and pumpkin seeds.
Garlic, a herb used widely as a flavoring in cooking, has also been used as a medicine throughout ancient and modern history to prevent and treat a wide range of conditions and diseases.
- Cauliflower Potatoes and Spaghetti Squash
Change out some mashed potatoes with mashed cauliflower, and substitute spaghetti squash instead of pasta to reduce your carbohydrate intake. Spaghetti squash will help regulate your insulin, helps your blood sugar, and that helps with weight loss, energy levels and more.