Changing our diet to suit the change in season provides us with foods from nature that give us the most nourishment and vitality. The fall season brings cooler and damper weather. During this time it is important to emphasize richer and warming foods, i.e. foods that are more concentrated and more dense in fats and protein). The fall menu shifts to dried legumes, hard squashes and cooked whole grains. Seasonal produce include apples, dates, cranberries, pears, cabbage, eggplant, sweet potato. Nuts and seeds such as almonds, walnuts, pumpkin and sesame seeds are also fall foods.