Get Active Today: Healthy foods for fall


Story Updated: Oct 14, 2013

Fitness-wise, we tend to think of summer as our most active time. Food-wise, we tend to think of all the fresh healthy foods right out of our gardens.

Then when the weather turns, many of us want to curl up under a blanket and eat comfort foods. However, it doesn't have to be that way.

Fall actually brings us some very healthy foods, and here are six of them:

1) Apples. Baptist Health Paducah dietician Lori Terry says apples are high in fiber, rich in antioxidants and are very healthy overall. But you also want to eat the peel.

2) Sweet potatoes. These are very high in Vitamin A and potassium, and much like apples are good antioxidants.

3) Pumpkins. Like sweet potatoes, pumpkins are very good for your vision. They are very high in betakerotene.

4) Brussels sprouts. They're a good source of fiber and antioxidants.

5) Cauliflower. These are loaded with Vitamin C, Vitamin K fiber and manganese.

6) Turnips and turnip greens. They're high in iron and Vitamin K. However, they tend to get overcooked.