5 Fall Foods That Will Help Avoid Weight Gain

Fall Fruits and Veggies to keep you slim and trim
Fall Fruits and Veggies to keep you slim and trim

In Fall, summer heat breaks down, kids return to school and people go back to work and finally life returns to a normal style. Weather gets cooler and we have a desire to spend a lot of time indoors and start preparing for winter. Cooler weather makes us hungrier and there is also a craving for high calorie comfort foods. This can lead to weight gain by the time winter sets in. Then we make resolution to join weight loss programs in the New year, which is later broken. It’s a challenge to avoid weight gain in the Fall. To stay trim and slim this Fall, here are a list of foods that you should include in your diet.

5 Healthy Food To Stay Trim And Slim In Fall

Red delicious apples
Red delicious apples

Remember the proverb, apple a day keeps the doctor away. Its been scientifically proven that people who consume apples regular are not prone to heart diseases as the pectin and antioxidants help lower the cholesterol levels in the blood. Apple is a rich source of dietary fiber and low in calories.

  • Squash
Butternut Squash
Butternut Squash

This is one of the fall vegetable that makes a soup creamy. Cook the squash and puree it. Add it to any soup to make it creamy.  Squash sauce can be added to your pasta and spaghetti. You can devour Italian recipes without feeling guilty. There is no extra fat and it’s an excellent source of vitamin C and A.

  • Kale
Green Leafy kale, add it in your salads and sandwiches
Green Leafy kale, add it in your salads and sandwiches

Add the dark leafy green kale to your diet. Kale is cruciferous vegetable that helps to detoxify your body. It’s loaded with vitamin A and dietary fiber.

  • Cabbage
Purple Cabbage
Purple Cabbage

Cabbage loaded with anti-oxidants that help fight cancers of breast, colon and lungs. Cabbage slaw with a drizzle of olive oil, shredded chicken, salt, pepper and rice vinegar will make a wonderful side dish. It can be used in salads and sandwiches.

  • Pears
A stand alone snack
A stand alone snack

It’s a juicy and sweet fruit that will satiate your sweet tooth during the Fall months. The dietary fibers in pears help regulate the digestive system and promotes fullness. It can be poached with red wine or pureed to make dessert. Moreover, it can be used to make shakes.

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