YMCA Healthy Living Magazine, powered by n4 food and health (Autumn 2015) - Page 12
EMMA STUBBS, APD
Emma is a recent graduate dietitian. Emma is open to new and exciting opportunities as
she’s keen to increase her knowledge and experience in the wonderful world of dietetics.
She has developed a strong interest in gastroenterology, renal, eating disorders and
international nutrition and delivers the blog Broccoli & Blueberries
(www.emmajstubbs.com). Read more about Emma at www.n4food andhealth.com
Autumn has arrived. And with a new season comes a whole new range of fruits
and vegetables that we can include into our eating pattern, and at a nice price
too. That’s the benefit of eating seasonally – cheap and great quality produce.
Nutrition expert Emma Stubbs explains.
o as we sadly say goodbye to lovely priced
luscious berries, fabulous figs and our sweet
and juicy stone fruit for another season, we
get to introduce some of those autumn favourites.
So many varieties and colours. Right now Royal Gala,
Golden Delicious, Red Delicious and Granny Smith are
plentiful, and the prices of my beloved Pink Lady, Fuji
and Sundowner will come down later in the season.
Apples are a good source of dietary fibre that helps
keep our digestive systems healthy, stabilising
cholesterol levels and adds bulk to keep us satiated for
longer. They also provide some immune-system
boosting vitamin C, which is perfect as the weather
cools, and potassium to help ensure our muscles
and nerves are working optimally and we’re
maintaining a healthy blood pressure.
Enjoy fresh as a snack or chopped in a
fruit salad. Poach or stew apples with
some cinnamon and clove for a
wonderful addition to porridge
or yoghurt. Stuff them for a
nice after dinner dessert,
and for those special
occasions, they make a
lovely pie, tart, crumble or
Apples can be added to
curries, used in ‘slaws and
made into a sauce for the
YMCA HEALTHY LIVING MAGAZINE AUTUMN 2015