With summer coming to an end and with autumn fast approaching it maybe time to broaden your tastes with these autumn superfoods.
These foods can also help your weight loss efforts too.
#1: Brussels Sprouts
Chances are the only time you would eat brussels sprouts is at Christmas, but they are our first superfood choice.
The reason for this is that they are full of protein, which is filling and can help provide you with slow-release energy.
The humble brussels sprout is also full of numerous minerals and antioxidants that can boost your overall health too.
#2: Sweet Potato
This is the perfect alternative to your usual white potato, which can help with your weight loss efforts by providing you with the numerous benefits.
These include the ability to regulate your blood sugar levels, which will help curb your appetite and food cravings.
It also contains fibre that can help with any digestive issues you may experience.
This may not be a food in the traditional sense, but it is a spice that you can add to your food.
Doing so will help regulate blood sugar, while also helping to boost your metabolism and lower cholesterol levels too.
This seasonal vegetable contains plenty of fibre so can fill you up, while also helping to ensure any digestive issues are a past problem.
It also contains omega-3, which is a fatty acid with numerous health benefits.
#5: Pumpkin Seeds
These are full of nutrients including protein, fibre, and omega-3.
It also contains tryptophan, an amino acid that can help reduce stress and help you sleep, which in turn can aid your weight loss efforts.
Too much stress and not enough sleep can cause an increase in the production of hormones that will affect your appetite, resulting in more food cravings.
#6: Spaghetti Squash
If you are a fan of pasta then this is a great low-calorie alternative.
It also contains various antioxidants like beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin that can all help promote good eye health.
#7: Maple Syrup
Instead of adding sugar, use maple syrup as a sweetener instead.
It does not cause bloating or any digestive problems, and can help to lower the production of the stress hormone cortisol, which we have mentioned briefly already.
Not only is pomegranate full of filling fibre, it also contains antioxidants that offer various health benefits, which include the ability to fight cancer.
Now that you know the benefits of the autumn superfoods, how many are you going to add to your current diet? Let us know below.