Best Fruits And Vegetables To Eat This Fall – Part Three

Here we bring you Part Three of our “Best fruits and vegetables to eat this fall” list!

Pumpkins

With their rich history and health benefits, pumpkins earn their own spot on our list, although technically they are a member of the squash family. Pumpkin is one of the best sources of alpha and beta carotene, which can be converted into retinol to promote healthy vision and cell growth. Pumpkin seeds are also a good source of alpha-linolenic acid, and omega-3 fatty acid that may help those with heart disease, high blood pressure or high cholesterol.

Rutabagas and turnips

These root veggies aren’t winning any beauty pageants with their bulbous shape and occasionally hair-like roots, but what they lack in looks they make up for in nutrition. Research suggests that eating turnips and rutabagas may help reduce the risk of prostate and lung cancer. Turnip greens are a source of calcium, and one cup of raw rutabaga offers a respectable three grams of fiber.

Sweet potatoes

These orange beauties have the best flavor during fall, their peak season. Like squash, sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene, which can prevent vitamin A deficiencies, promote healthy eyesight and generate retinol production. Sweet potatoes are also a good source of vitamin C, and when eaten with their skin on, a medium tater can pack nearly four grams of fiber.

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