Top 5 Autumn Fruits

We’ve already shown you how to take advantage of the season when it comes to fitness and style—we couldn’t possibly leave food out of the picture as well! Below we’ve outlined five fruits, which are now all in season and contain precious vitamins and minerals that you may well be lacking now the sun’s gone in until spring!

Clementines

These seedless fruits are juicy and sweet, and make an ideal snack in between meals. In season between October and February, they’re really popular throughout autumn and winter, and are a refreshing change during a time of a warming soups and broths. If you’d like to incorporate clementines into your food preparation, they pair really nicely with chicken so throw some wedges in next time you’re cooking for a vibrant citrus kick.

Grapefruits

Grapefruit is well known for being extremely sharp and sour, which can be a breath of fresh air when you’re used to snacking on sweeter fruits. A grapefruit will contain well over half of your required vitamin C for the day, and contains nutrients that are known to reduce cholesterol. There are lots of ways to enjoy grapefruit, from adding it into a salad, eating it with seafood dishes or simply enjoying it at a snack.

Kiwi

This sweet fruit will add a dose of the exotic into your meals! Bursting at the seams with vitamin C, as well as potassium and copper, kiwi is a fantastic way to get your vitamin kick if you’re not keen on eating liver. Next time you make a fruit salad, include plenty of delicious kiwi, or how about kiwi jam for a supercharged breakfast?

Apples

It may be cliché, but an apple a day really does keep the doctor away. Apples are rich in flavonoids, which are said to lower risk of heart disease, as well as certain types of cancer. Cheap, widely available and extremely good for you, you can’t go far wrong with these little wonders. Make sure you’re doing more than baking them into a pie though!

Pears

Just like their fruity relation, the apple, pears do wonders for your health. High in soluble fibre, pears are fantastic for reducing cholesterol and improving blood sugar control. Enjoy them as they come, or eat them with a low fat dessert to get all the benefits!