10 Healthy Fall Foods


Turnip Greens

As we progress onward in our list of top healthy fall foods, we move into the area every nutritionist loves, dark leafy greens.

Dark leafy greens are full of vitamins and minerals. An often overlooked leafy green is the turnip top.

Turnip tops, or turnip greens, are just what you think they'd be: the top part of the underground turnip. Turnips have been cultivated for centuries for their taste and ease of use in the kitchen, but the greens are where the real nutrients are at [source: VegOnline].

Turnip greens are packed with vitamins, more than your body could even process in a day. As far as recommended daily value (DV) goes, a serving of turnip greens provides 660 percent DV vitamin K, 220 percent DV vitamin A, 66 percent DV vitamin C, 40 percent DV folates, 20 percent DV dietary fiber and more [source: VegOnline].

And if all those numbers aren't enough to convince you, the ANDI scale considers turnip greens to be one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. The greens have a perfect score of 1,000 [source: WFM].

But they aren't the only one. Check out the next page for our final healthy fall food.