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.”