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5 foods to buy in November

Toni-Ann DiSantis

5 foods to buy in November

Take stock of which foods are in season while arming your immune system with these five foods

Brussels sprouts

This vegetable may not have been your favorite thing to eat as a child, but it’s an excellent source of vitamin C, which makes it a great food to include in your diet during the cold and flu season. A cruciferous vegetable, Brussels sprouts are packed with anti-cancer compounds which flush out carcinogens and may also help prevent tumor growth.

Brussels sprouts are low in calories, too! One serving (about 1/2 cup cooked) contains only 32 calories.

 

Cabbage

Rich in vitamins C and K, cabbage is also a top-rated food for cancer prevention. Eating more cabbage may help lower your risk of breast, colon and prostate cancers. Plus, new research shows eating this type of cruciferous vegetables could help keep your immune system functioning at top-notch.

Carrots

Not just for rabbits, carrots are significant health benefits for humans, too. Beta-carotene, which gives carrots their bright orange color, is a carotenoid which converts to vitamin A in the body, and may help improve your night vision. Plus, carotenoids like beta-carotene are also proven to protect against cancer.

Leeks

Leeks are a great ingredient to add flavor to sauces, soups, casseroles and stir-fries, while also providing a good source of dietary fiber, iron and vitamin C.

Winter squash

Squash is an excellent source of antioxidants and immune boosters. Beta-carotene converts to vitamin A in the body-essential for healthy eyes and bone growth. Winter squash is also rich in potassium, which may help lower your risk of developing high blood pressure.