Have you ever wondered why we are treated to such a stunning visual display each autumn?
Throughout autumn the leaves on trees change colour due to reduced exposure to sunlight, and the green chlorophyll in the leaves disappear and exposes the true colour of the leaf. The stunning reds, oranges and yellows are therefore always there, we just can’t see them! Nature really is so clever, and perhaps we are romanticising things slightly, but we like to believe nature is urging us to eat plenty of green & orange foods to support our immune health as the days shorten and daylight lessens.
Green leafy vegetables are an incredibly rich source of nutrients including vitamin C (key for immune, skin and connective tissue health), magnesium (for energy and healthy muscle function), folic acid (supporting blood cells and DNA repair) and iron (for healthy oxygenated blood). They are also useful for helping to support optimal liver detoxification.
Oranges and yellows found in beautiful pumpkins, squash and carrots are rich in Vitamin C as well as the antioxidant beta-carotene (the vegetable form of Vitamin A) which is wonderful for skin and eye health as well as supporting our immune system.
Why not combine these nutritious and delicious seasonal vegetables in our new Chicken and Butternut one pot recipe ? It is incredibly warming, and quick & easy to make for a popular family supper dish.