Fall is finally here, and while Texans may not feel the changing of the seasons quite as notably as other parts of the country, there are still plenty of ways to embrace this time of year – and boost your aging longevity to boot. Recently, The Huffington Post featured a tantalizing list of tried-and-tested superfoods that will really make you savor that crispness in the air.
"You can add color and festive excitement to your plate this October without gorging on orange and black candies," the media outlet states. With the help of registered dieticians, The Huffington Post provided the following suggestions for an exciting autumnal platter:
Apples – A sweet, crisp apple is a healthy treat at any time of year, as the image of plucking this juicy morsel right from the tree is just so quintessentially fall. Loaded with antioxidants and fiber, there is a reason why an apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Pumpkin – You may have already started enjoying this Halloween classic in your Pumpkin Spice Latte, but there are plenty of other ways to incorporate pumpkin into your diet. Add pumpkin to your favorite stew recipe for a boost of beta-carotene, or mix them in your pancakes for a seasonal treat.
Spaghetti Squash – Tis the season for delicious gourds! The stringy innards of this squash may seem unappealing at first, but they can actually make a delicious and nutrient-rich alternative in any noodle-based dish. If you have a sensitivity for gluten, or just want to balance out your diet a bit more, consider embracing vitamin C-rich spaghetti squash.
Of course, even as you incorporate these seasonal superfoods, feel free to mix in some other heavy-hitters including avocado, kale and pomegranate. They may not be fall-focused, but you'll be amazed at the anti-aging results. Contact the anti-aging doctors at Longevity Centres today to learn more.