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Natural food is something everyone should be eating every day. Food was meant to nourish your bodies, and it doesn’t do a very good job if it is full of fillers, antibiotics, hormones, additives, coloring, and things you can’t even pronounce. It is important to read the labels of the things you eat so that you know what you are putting into your body. Eating foods when they are in season is thought to really be giving your body what it needs. Fresh food is always best, and if you can get it at a Farmer’s Market or out of your own backyard, you will be doing great. Fall vegetables and fruits really hit the spot eaten fresh, in soups, or in desserts.
Cabbages are full of phytochemicals that keep cancer at bay. Baking cabbage with potatoes makes a hearty side dish at any meal. Broccoli has the phytochemicals that cabbage has, but it also has vitamin A and vitamin K. Making a sauce out of cheese for pouring over the broccoli is sure to get the attention of the kids in the house as well as the adults. Sweet potatoes can be eaten savory or sweet. Their colors let you know they are loaded with beta-carotene for sparkly eyes and healthy bodies. You can cut them in strips, French fry style, or slice them thinly and toss them with some olive oil and salt and bake them in the oven for a dish that hits the spot. Butter, brown sugar, and marshmallows can also be added to sweet potatoes for a sweet side dish.
Apples are crisp right off the trees at this time of year, and besides their fiber, they are full of good things that help with digestion. They are compact and easy to grab as you are leaving for work. Applesauce and apple juice are a couple of things you can do to make the yummy taste of apples last through the winter. Apple pies are an all-American staple and go perfectly with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. There are many ways to take advantage of the natural food that is all around you, especially at this time of year.