Golden squash, orange pumpkins and crisp red apples—fall produce is so vibrant and delicious! Fruits and veggies are packed with vitamins and disease-fighting antioxidants, so while you’re tantalizing your taste buds, you’re also protecting your body.
The United States Department of Agriculture suggests that women eat 1½ to 2 cups of fruit and 2 to 2½ cups of vegetables a day. To get your fill, stock up on these autumn harvest foods:Pears
Eat pears to boost immunity and guard against infectious diseases.Pumpkin
Eat up for healthy eyes and skin.Sweet potatoes
These spuds are a powerful cancer-fighter and heart-attack reducerApples
Eat them to ward off cancer and heart disease and better your cholesterol.Eggplant
It’s packed with vitamin C and folic acid, which help fight cancer and high blood pressure.Acorn squash
Dig in and watch your risk of breast cancer and age-related macular degeneration (a leading cause of blindness) go down.Butternut squash
These gourds are chock-full of vitamins A, C and E and folate for good health.