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Harvest Happiness

Reaping Robustness

By Dr. Leo Galland, M.D., and Jonathan Galland

CBN.comFall is the perfect time of year to enjoy wonderful fruit and vegetables from the farm. As the days grow cooler, the fall harvest arrives with apples, pears, squash, pumpkins, cabbage, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts. Shopping at farm stands in the countryside and farmer’s markets in the city is a great way to support local agriculture and help preserve open fields.

The vibrant red, orange, yellow, or green colors of fall fruits and vegetables give us a chance to reconnect with nature. The harvest is brimming with flavor and nutrition, making the choices listed above super foods.

For example, the bright orange of a pumpkin or squash signals that these fall favorites are high in carotenoids. Carotenoids have anti-oxidant effects that support overall health and can help reduce inflammation. Reducing inflammation is an important step in losing weight, as we explain in our book The Fat Resistance Diet.

Another favorite of the season is the apple. The amazing aroma of apples captures the essence of crisp autumn air and meals enjoyed together. Apples make a healthy snack or dessert and contain vitamin C, fiber, and quercitin. Quercitin is excellent for detoxification.

To get the most out of apples and the other fall harvest fruits and vegetables, enjoy them without added sugar, butter, or cream. Aromatic spices such as cinnamon and cloves are a classic combination with the fall harvest fruit and vegetables. We use these spices in the recipes in our book for their flavor and health benefits. For instance, we like to have unsweetened apple sauce sprinkled with cinnamon or simply sliced apples with cinnamon.

For delicious recipes and information about adopting a healthy lifestyle, visit www.fatresistancediet.com.

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Dr. Leo Galland is a board-certified internist who received his education at Harvard University and the New York University School of Medicine. He has held faculty positions at New York University, Rockefeller University, the State University of New York, and the University of Connecticut.  Interviews with Dr. Galland and articles about his work have been featured in Newsweek, Reader's Digest, Self, Bazaar, Men's Fitness, The New York Times,  The Washington Post, and many other publications. He has written three highly acclaimed popular books, The Fat Resistance Diet, Power Healing, and Superimmunity for Kids.

Jonathan Galland is a health writer for newspapers, magazines, and major news Web sites. He is frequently interviewed as a weight loss and health expert on the radio and has appeared on Martha Stewart Living Radio. His work has been featured on the cover of Fitness, Glamour, and Women's World and in publications such as The Washington Post, Body and Soul, Self, and The Wall Street Journal. Jonathan is co-author of The Fat Resistance Diet, with his father Leo Galland, M.D. Their book has been translated and published in Italy as La Dieta Galland and in Japan as Dr. Galland’s Metabolic Diet.

This article is provided for general educational purposes only and is not intended to constitute medical advice or counseling, the practice of medicine or the provision of health care diagnosis or treatment, the creation of a physician-patient relationship, or an endorsement, recommendation, or sponsorship of any third party product or service by the sender or the sender's afaffiliates, agents, employees, or service providers. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, contact your doctor promptly.

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