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Seasonal Eats!

Proper nutrition influences brain development, behavior and attention span. Eating a balanced diet can give you energy, stamina and the strength you need to perform daily activities. Read below for a few tasty treats that will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Phillies Phitness tips and exercises were developed in conjunction with our physical therapy partner, NovaCare Rehabilitation. Please check with your physician before beginning any physical activity program.

There are great foods that grow especially well around this time of year and you may not realize how healthy they are for you.

  • Apples - Good to eat all year round, fall is especially a good time to eat apples. They can be eaten raw or baked. The colorful skin is the healthiest part full of antioxidants, flavonoids, and great fiber.
  • Pumpkins - Not just for carving for Halloween, pumpkins can be used in a lot of things you eat. It's rich in potassium, fiber, and Vitamin B. You can even bake the seeds, rich in fiber, protein, and antioxidants, for a sweet, salty, or savory snack!
  • Sweet Potatoes - Normally popular around Thanksgiving, you should be eating this all year. They are rich in vitamin A, iron, and also have anti-inflammatory benefits. Slice a few sweet potatoes up for a healthier option to French fries and season with a little salt and pepper!
  • Kiwi - Most people think kiwis are a summer fruit but they're wrong! Harvested during the fall and winter months, kiwis are a great addition to fruit smoothies. It's rich in vitamin C and is a good source of potassium and copper.