Eat right, stay fit in autumn

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Eat right, stay fit in autumn

Beware of gorging on your favourite delights despite the temptation to do so before the winter sets in.


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Published: Mon 23 Sep 2013, 9:15 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 12:39 PM

A customer selects fruits at a supermarket in Sydney.- Reuters

Izzy Cameron, nutrition and weight management specialist at Diet Chef, an online business that delivers calorie counted meals, gives some tips to ensure a healthy diet.

During autumn, healthy root-vegetables and fruits help keep you fit, reports

Apples - The nutrients in apples can prevent spikes in blood sugar and reduce the risk of many diseases.

Pears - Recent studies show that the skin of pears contain phenolic phytonutrients, essential compound which enhance one’s health.

Winter squash - Butternut and Pumpkin are some varieties of winter squash which have rich flavour and are high in nutrients.

Cabbage - Cabbage has cholesterol-lowering benefits, and is also rich in fibre particularly when steamed.

Wild Mushrooms - Mushrooms influence blood lipids, blood glucose, immunity, and weight control. They also offer many essential nutrients and antioxidants which the body needs.

Pomegranates - Apart from being a good source of Vitamin C, pomegranates are a rich source of soluble and insoluble dietary fibres.

Root vegetables - Carrots and turnips are a must in autumn and winter.

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