Enjoy Some Delicious Root Vegetables

Enjoy Some Delicious Root Vegetables

It’s no wonder we think of golden yellow and warm orange when we think of Autumn – and not just because of the changing of the leaves. These are also the colors of some of the season’s healthiest vegetables – providing a great alternative to traditional (sauce-and-cheese) comfort foods! In fact, now is an ideal time to add root vegetables to your table.

Why are root vegetables so good for you especially this time of year?

As the weather turns cooler, our bodies need more warming, comforting foods. Root vegetables, which grow abundantly this time of year, have a warming effect on our bodies and help prepare us for winter. Because root vegetables grow underground, they absorb many of the earth’s nutrients, making them rich in minerals such as iron, as well as packed with antioxidants such as vitamin C, A, and B. You’ll love them for the way they are energetically-grounding and help you feel more balanced.

Because these fall veggies have slow-released carbohydrates and contain natural fiber, they also help us feel full and satisfied longer. That, in turn, regulates our blood sugar, provides sustainable energy and cuts down on our sweet cravings – which could otherwise send us reaching for those holiday treats. This powerful combination makes root vegetables a natural pick if you’re looking to feel more grounded, energized, focused and more in control throughout the upcoming “treating” months.

Some of my favorite Fall options are:
o Sweet potatoes
o Carrots
o Beets
o Parsnip
o Turnips
o Rutabaga
o Yucca
o Daikon
o Jicama
o Jerusalem artichokes/Sunchokes
o Celeriac/Celery Root
o Radishes

Don’t forget the most accessible roots, onion and garlic. They add lots of flavor, improve digestive health, and boost longevity.

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