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Healthy Bites: September 2013
 

Enjoy the Health Benefits of Fall Vegetables

Beets – betalains are the crimson-colored pigments with anti-oxidant, cancer-fighting activity and heart health benefits.

Butternut Squash – the orange flesh provides beta-carotene along with alpha-carotene and lutein, anti-oxidants associated with vision and skin health.

Brussels Sprouts this cabbage family vegetable contains glucosinolates, compounds that the body uses for cancer-fighting activity.

Mustard Greens – a cruciferous family leafy green rich in sulforaphane, which may enhance the effects of vitamins C, E and A to protect skin and provide cancer-fighting activity.

Onions – contain quercetin, a flavonoid providing antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties.

Pumpkin – rich in vitamins and carotenoids, and containing seeds rich in magnesium, this seasonal favorite provides multiple potential health benefits.

To schedule an individualized nutrition counseling appointment, please call 201-634-5371.

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