Food and the Flavours of Fall

Thinking of picking up a pumpkin spice latte on your way to work this morning? You might want to reconsider!

Fall has arrived, and so have the abundance of pumpkin flavoured beverages and baked goods. While pumpkin alone has many great health benefits, such as being high in the Vitamin A-converting antioxidant known as beta-carotene (which promotes things like healthy skin, improves eyesight, and boosts the immune system), many of the fall focused items you’ll find in bakeries and coffee shops are loaded with sugar, carbohydrates, and are all around bad for your health.

Dr. Ali Ghahary is a Family Physician in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. http://www.alighahary.ca

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