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Fall Foods that Clean the Intestine and Slim the Stomach

Whether you eat them plain or add them to soups, these foods will strengthen your immune system, help you lose weight, and give you energy for the cold season!

Healthy Autumn Foods

Healthy Autumn Foods

1. Pumpkin

Despite its full, sweet taste, pumpkin is a helpful food for those who want to lose weight. It's also suitable for people with diabetes, thanks to its very low sugar and fat content. What it "lacks" in sugar and fat it replaces with high percentages of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

2. Cabbage

Cabbage is packed full of nutrients: potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, folic acid, vitamin C. They also contain active ingredients that combat against bacteria and inflammation and they're full of antioxidants. Even more, they're purifying and promote healthy tissue regeneration.

3. Brussels Sprouts

These vegetables are rich in mineral salts (iron, copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, and phosphorus), in addition to protein and carbohydrates. They are linked to cancer prevention due to their high amounts of antioxidants (thiocyanate, zeaxanthin, indole, isothiocyanate, and sulforaphane). They're also a rich source of vitamins, such as vitamin A (healthy for the skin and mucous membrane), vitamin B, vitamin C (to protect the body from infections), and vitamin K (useful for bone health and in limiting neuronal damage in Alzheimer's cases).

4. Pomegranate

This "superfruit" is full of essential micronutients for our body. It's rich in mineral salts, vitamins A, C, E, and B5, and fiber. Good news if you enjoy pomegranate juice: it's excellent for your liver, and regular consumption helps eliminate toxins in your blood. Thanks to its high content of citric acid, potassium and water, it also help promote excess liquid elimination and healthy kidney functions.

5. Pear

Pears are rich in soluble and insoluble fiber, both of which are fundamental in our diet. This is because they accelerate intestinal functions and help prevent constipation, increase our sense of fullness, and reduce our absorption of simple sugars, fats, and cholesterol. They also help maintain and control blood sugar levels.

Looking for some autumn recipe inspiration? Here are 100 cozy things to cook this fall.

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VIDEO: Chicken Quesadillas

These quick and easy chicken quesadillas are the perfect, last-minute family dinner!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup of chives, chopped
  • 1 tsp. of Mexican spice mix
  • 4 Tortillas
  • Cheddar
  • Salt, to taste

METHOD:

  1. Put shredded chicken breast, tomato sauce, chives, and mexican spice mix in a bowl and mix together.
  2. Lay out the tortillas. Place a slice of cheddar in the center, and cover with the chicken mix.
  3. Fold up tortillas, and heat in a frying pan until golden.
  4. Enjoy!

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