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5 Halloween Superfoods

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5 Halloween Superfoods

While you might be hoping that candy and chocolate make the cut for Halloween superfoods, sorry they don’t.  After eating all the high-sugar, empty calories from Halloween you might want to eat some real superfoods. So here are my picks for the top Halloween superfoods.

Pumpkins—Not just for jack-o-lanterns, pumpkins are a healthy food. They are packed with beta-carotene, which is the phytonutrient that gives them their gorgeous orange color. Pumpkin is also a great source of complex carbohydrates that provide energy to the body. It can be roasted, baked, or mashed and added to soups, stews, bread, curries, and of course, pumpkin pie. Be sure to check out my recipe for Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie. Most canned pumpkin is full of sugar and fat. Small pumpkins are easy to cook in a slow cooker with a bit of water, or cut and roast them in an oven.

GarlicGarlic is great for keeping vampires away but it also keeps a lot of other undesirables at bay, including: bacteria, viruses, and fungi. The National Cancer Institute is also investigating this herb’s anti-cancer properties. Over 1000 studies demonstrate its health benefits, particularly its chemical component allicin. Add freshly chopped garlic to most recipes or mellow it a bit by roasting garlic with a little olive oil in the oven and spread it like butter on bread, crackers, or other foods.

Keep reading to discover more Halloween superfoods…

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 15-time book author and doctor of traditional natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and The Phytozyme Cure. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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10:46PM PDT on Nov 2, 2012

Good reminder, thanks for these.

3:18AM PDT on Nov 2, 2012

Common sense packed in a fun piece. Thanks.

2:04AM PDT on Nov 2, 2012

TY

12:48AM PDT on Nov 2, 2012

I can't wait till Pippin Apples hit the market. They are the supreme pie making apple. Tart, sweet and hold up well. Absolutely delicious alone as well.

5:14PM PDT on Nov 1, 2012

thanks for sharing

3:59PM PDT on Nov 1, 2012

Dang, you means they're not Snickers, Kit Kats, Skittles, Butterfingers and Mounds Bars??

3:02PM PDT on Nov 1, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

2:42PM PDT on Nov 1, 2012

Can't imagine life without these foods! YUM!

2:16PM PDT on Nov 1, 2012

awesome

1:14PM PDT on Nov 1, 2012

thanks

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