The brisk autumn weather is here and now is a good time to begin paying more attention to your eating pattern. Especially, in comparison to how you ate during the summer. This time of year when it is damp, windy and cold. We tend to desire warming, starchy, oily, and salty foods. Think of the warm colors fall brings. Pretty oranges, reds, greens and yellows. We find these colors in the leaves that are drying on the trees and will eventually fall to the ground. These colors are also present in the seasonal fruits and vegetables that are available during the autumn season. The foods Mother Nature and Father Time provide us during autumn are nutrient-dense foods high in fiber, protein, vitamin c, beta-carotene and antioxidants. Some of these foods include: apples, pears, pomegranates, yams, figs, dates, pumpkins and winter squashes.