Eat– for Good Health

Detox and get skinny with Autumn’s best health boosters.  Sweet potatoes lower blood sugar.  Per a North Carolina State study, this tasty vegetable contains a substance similar to those used in a supplement proven to control blood sugar in diabetes.  Pumpkin fights breast cancer.  Pumpkin happens to be the richest source of antioxidants called carotenes.  They’re so powerful, a Swedish study found they can reduce risk of breast cancer, even among smokers, by 60%.  Apples reduce cholesterol.  The fiber from an apple or two each day can lower bad cholesterol by 23% and overall cholesterol by an average of 14%, say Florida State scientists.  You’ll find over a hundred delicious and easy recipes in GOLD STANDARD OF THIN.

Here is a fast recipe for Pumpkin-Risotto.  Start with Lundberg’s Butternut Squash Risotto.  Cut up and cook the flesh of a small pumpkin.  Make the risotto according to package directions and then add the pumpkin.  Mash and serve piping hot.  My husband gave me a huge compliment when I made this last night– “Make this at Thanksgiving.”

Pumpkin is the richest source of antioxidants called carotenes.
Pumpkin is the richest source of antioxidants called carotenes.
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