It’s called the harvest season for a reason. Autumn brings dropping temps, changing leaves, and cozy sweaters, but also an influx of ripe produce just begging to be made into hearty (and healthy!) dishes. Load these fall foods onto your plate for the best nutrition — and flavor — of the season.
Procyanidin, a type of antioxidant found in apples, has been found to lower LDL or “bad” cholesterol. The bacteria in the colon also digests the bioactive compounds in our Fijis and Macintoshes and converts them into healthful components used by our bodies. Apples may also beneficially impact the helpful microbiota in our gut, a potential way to prevent cardiovascular disease.