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Summer Fruit

As spring is nearing an end, summer months are right around the corner.  One of the best parts of summer is the delicious and fresh fruit that is in season. Eating fruit has countless benefits and below is a list of some of our favorites.

Oranges are first on our list of delectable summer fruit. Tangy, sweet and irresistible, this fruit it jam packed with vitamin C and is a great source of fiber.  They are also a good source of B vitamins, vitamin A, copper, calcium and potassium.  And if you’re looking for a way to add some flavor to your water, oranges add a perfect hint of zest.

Watermelon is not only refreshing and delicious but is also low in calories! If you’re trying to stay hydrated, this is the perfect fruit to snack on because it is 90 percent water and will most certainly help quench watermelon-detox-water-54healthyour thirst.  Watermelon is also high in vitamins A, B6, and C and is full of antioxidants.  What more can you ask for?

 

Pineapple is not just your average tropical fruit as its health benefits alone are worth incorporating this summer snack into your diet.  This fruit is rich in vitamin C and manganese but also is a great natural anti-inflammatory, helping reduce inflammation of muscles and joints.  Also, pineapple is beneficial in preventing mouth, throat and breast cancer, aids in improving eye and oral health, boosts your immune system, helps heal wounds and helps protect against infections.

 

Strawberries, typically a crowd favorite, are great for your health in so many ways.  This fruit is high in anti-oxidants which help release free radicals.  Free radicals can wreak havoc in our bodies, so eat more to help release them, the better.  Since strawberries are also high in vitamin C, they are also great at helping your skin look and feel youthful.  Other benefits include fighting bad cholesterol, regulating blood pressure and aiding in weight management.

 

Grapefruit is known for its ability to help fight obesity and promote weight loss.  This low in calorie fruit can help with asthma prevention, maintaining a glowing complexion, hydration, and digestion just to name a few.

 

These are our favorites but be sure to stop by the produce section to check out all of the fruit available this summer.  Seasonal fruit is not only more it comes at a more moderate price.  Next time you’re eyeing that ice cream or those cookies, try substituting them for some fresh fruit instead!

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