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Posted: Thursday, October 3, 2013 9:44 am | Updated: 10:34 am, Thu Oct 3, 2013.

A change of seasons also provides us with a chance to make some changes to our diets. There are plenty of foods that are good and good for us, that are more popular this time of year including, sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, pomegranate seeds, apples, pumpkins, pumpkin seeds.

The orange flesh of sweet potatoes contains beta-carotene, which is a known cancer fighter, brussel sprouts have been linked to increased survival in breast cancer patients. Pomegranates are also prominent in the fall and may decrease the risk of prostate cancer in men, and, eating an apple a day may actually keep the doctor away.

To reap the most nutritional benefit from your apples, be sure to eat it in its whole form with the skin.

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