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The Benefits of Seasonal Produce

Wednesday, October  31,  2018

You always hear about the importance of eating fruits and vegetables. Indeed, they are packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other phytonutrients that are beneficial to our health!

But did you know that eating seasonal produce is not only higher in nutrients, but also cheaper, better tasting, and more environmentally-friendly?!

Here is what is in season for fall:

Sweet Potatoes/Yams

Besides their amazing flavor, sweet potatoes are packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, copper, vitamin B3, fiber and more! Enjoy them baked, roasted, whole, chopped- any way you slice it, these are a great addition to your healthy diet!

Mushrooms

This earthy vegetable may not seem like much, but it is packed with nutrients and alternative healing powers. Mushrooms are low in calories per volume weight, making them a great filling veggie for weight loss. Some species have been found to improve immune functions.

Carrots/Root Veggies

Root veggies, including carrots, parsnips, turnips, celery root, yuca, jicama, radishes and more all grow underground and absorb a great amount of nutrients from the soil. They are high in vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium and fiber!

Beets

These unique veggies are packed with nutrients and have a wide range of health benefits including supporting heart health, reducing risk of cancer, supporting vision health, respiratory problems and more. You just can’t beet them!

Be sure to stock up on all of this great seasonal produce so you’re not tempted to reach for the Halloween candy! To learn more about how Innovative is helping employers improve population wellness, contact Innovative at wellness@ibpllc.com.

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