Looking to indulge in some of the most delicious fall foods? They are probably the best sweet treats around but they are loaded with calories and sugar. So to help balance out those treats, here are some fresh, healthy foods you won’t want to pass up!

Apples – They are the number one most popular fall food. They provide loads of fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants. Most of these nutrients are found in the skin, so be sure to leave it on to get all the good stuff! Apples have been know to keep you full longer, prevent colon cancer, aid in digestion, reduce cholesterol and lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. This fall food is an absolute must!

Pears – Like the apple, the pear has many healthy benefits. They are full of vitamins and minerals – B12, A, C, E, copper, potassium and folic acid. They contain even more fiber than apples, which means they help lower cholesterol even better. They also provide natural energy and help prevent cancer, high blood pressure and stoke.

Pumpkin – Looking for a super food? Well here it is! They are bursting with fiber, potassium and vitamin C. Pumpkin seeds, which are also a common snack, contain essential fatty acids and zinc that are also great for the body. Pumpkin should be part of your year-round diet, not just in the fall! Its healthy benefits help reduce the risk of cataracts, heart disease, cancer and stroke.

Cranberries – This is one snack that is super low in calories, looks great in any recipe and has tons of flavor. Cranberries also provide the body with vitamin C and fiber. They can help reduce plaque and cavities and help reduce the risk of urinary tract infections, heart disease and breast cancer.

Pecans – Another super food? Yep. These nuts are a powerhouse for vitamins and minerals. They are also a great source of antioxidants, fiber, protein and heart-healthy fat. Eating a serving each day can help boost your immune system and help reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

These foods not only taste great, but are also so good for the body. Be sure to put these on your next shopping list if they aren’t already! Stop into your local Sparkle to pick up the freshest healthy foods for fall!