These four seasonal winners pack a nutritional punch:

  • Dark, Leafy Greens Go for spinach, collards or kale; they’re all super nutritious and so low in calories and carbs that you really can't eat too many of them.
  • Beans Think pinto, navy, kidney or black. One half cup of beans packs as much protein as an ounce of meat—without the saturated fat.
  • Sweet Potatoes These orange veggies are full of vitamin A and fiber. Vitamin A boosts immune function and helps the heart, lungs, kidneys and other organs work properly.
  • Tomatoes Every juicy bite is chock-full of important nutrients, including vitamins C and E (to boost the immune system) and iron.

From our sister publication Diabetes Focus (Fall 2015)

Publication Review By: the Editorial Staff at

Published: 12 Oct 2015

Last Modified: 13 Oct 2015