The arrival of fall means it’s time to reset your clocks and your kitchen staples. And although this time of the year is synonymous with all things pumpkin spice, there are a few other foods we think you should consider reaching for this season.
Ready to give your kitchen staples a fall ref? Check out these 5 foods Registered Dietitian and Everlywell Advisor, Nicole Lindel, thinks you should keep on hand this fall season.
Why is this a good food to keep in your pantry? Almonds are an easy, shelf-stable, hearty healthy snack option, high in “healthy” monounsaturated fats. However, it is easy to overdo it with almonds, or nuts in general. Rather than eating nuts endlessly out of a jar, grab a quick handful and put the rest away! Also, choose nuts lower in sodium and sugar. Look for words such as, “unsalted” or “lightly salted” and try to avoid nuts smothered in chocolate or yogurt. Nuts can also serve as a good substitute for less healthful foods. For example, instead of croutons, sprinkle toasted nuts on your salad. Or, replace a sugary cereal with a whole grain cereal, and add your own nuts and fresh berries
What are the benefits associated with this food? Almonds have been shown to reduce heart health risk by lowering our “bad” LDL cholesterol. They also hold anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, helping to protect against chronic illness and disease. Almonds are rich in many vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin E, manganese, and magnesium. Magnesium has been shown to help with metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus, and blood pressure.
Feel inspired and ready to switch up your kitchen staples this fall? Kick start the season by checking up on your health and wellness with our Food Sensitivity Test.
This at-home lab test measures your body's IgG antibody reactivity to 96 foods to help guide you on what types of food to prioritize in a two-part elimination diet. You can also test a broader set of foods that you suspect may be causing you discomfort with the Food Sensitivity Comprehensive Test.
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