5 Healthy Fall Foods You Should Be Eating, According to a Registered Dietitian
As we move into the cooler months, we are often drawn to familiar, seasonal flavors (pumpkin spice, anyone?) and comforting, warming meals. At the same time, we are also starting to think about maintaining our health through the cold and flu season, this year perhaps more than ever. The good news is that many of the foods we already associate with fall also pack some serious health benefits. We asked Rebecca Ditkoff, MPH, RD, founder of Nutrition by RD, to give us the full run-down on the foods to rely on this autumn for optimal wellness.
When it comes to eating to support the immune system, Ditkoff reminds us that variety is key. "To stay as healthy as possible, eating a balanced and varied diet full of fruits and vegetables is the most important over eating any one food," she says. With that in mind, here are five foods to include in your rotation to help keep you on track for a healthy and delicious fall.