Autumn is a fab time of year, full of beautiful colours of the leaves on tree's and the new season’s foods. 
 
Each season brings lovely new foods with which we can enjoy . During autumn, try to focus on foods rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, Vitamin E and zinc to protect against cold and flu, and also sluggishness that brings with it the tendency to want to hibernate. Foods that are perfect during the cooler months include kale, which is high in iron, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K and fibre, and also butternut squash, which is high in vitamin C and beta-carotene. Both go wonderfully with in salads, roasts, stews and stir-fry’s. 
As well as this, load up on immune-boosting meals, such as colourful salads, hearty soup and broths that are packed full of vegetables, protein and good fats. Focusing on complex carbs too (think stuffed sweet potatoes, or homemade curries with quinoa or brown rice for example. 
 
If you are guilty of piling your plates too high, then make sure you eat regularly – three good meals a day, ideally with a portion of protein, good fats and vegetables at each, and only snacks in between if you really need them. You could also try sipping a homemade broth or vegetable soup before dinner to stop you from going too crazy. Be mindful, too, of why you want to eat – is it because you are emotional, or tired or are you really hungry? Do you really need that extra portion? 
You could also try stewing a pick of seasonal, autumnal fruits such as Blackberries, apples or plums. You can add a dollop of this to your morning porridge or breakfast, or enjoy with yoghurt at night for dessert. By adding cinnamon, you can also help to control blood sugar spikes. 
 
Here’s to a healthy happy autumn 
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