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5 Best Fruits To Include In Your Diet This Summer

June 24, 2020
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The summer can be an awful time for your body. The heat and humidity can cause it to dehydrate and feel weak. Fruits are healthy and delicious. They are also a great source of vitamins and minerals and overall nutrients that our bodies need to function properly. 

These fruits are high in vitamins and minerals and quite low in calories. They help hydrate and feed the body. If they are integrated into a healthy diet, they can also help you lose weight. These fruits can be added into yogurt, oatmeal, chia seed pudding, etc. or can also be eaten alone as snacks during the day. If eaten in the morning, they can be a great source of energy due to their sugar content.

5 Best Summer Fruits

Berries

berries

Berries are amongst some of the healthiest and most delicious fruits and the best thing is that they’re summer fruits. Berries are low in calories and full of antioxidants for your body. A study that was done in healthy men suggests that by eating a single portion of blueberries you will help protect your body’s DNA from free radicals. 

Berries might help strengthen your immunity as they are rich in Vitamins and Minerals as well. Strawberries are high in Vitamin C & Blueberries are rich in Vitamin A, C, B6, Magnesium, and Iron. Blackberries are great for your bones as they contain Calcium & Magnesium. Cranberries are good for your urinary tract due to the high concentration of vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin K. 

Cherries

fresh cherry in wood bowl on the table

Did you know that cherries help you stay young and make your skin more elastic & plump? 39% of Vitamin A and 25% of Vitamin C can help with anti-aging and brightening the skin. 

Cherries are a summer fruit that can help the body fight free radicals (is an antioxidant), protect you from diabetes, promote healthy sleep, provide arthritis relief, lower the risk of gout attacks, lower cholesterol levels, reduce post-exercise pain, etc. They can be consumed fresh, put into smoothies, cakes, yogurt, etc. The options with cherries are endless. 

Pineapple

pineapple

Pineapples are not related to apples at all, on the contrary, they are considered to be part of the berry family. However, due to their size, people do not associate them with berries.

Pineapples are rich in Vitamin C, A, and B6 as well as Iron, Magnesium, and Calcium. The many benefits of this fruit are that it helps improve oral and eye health, boosts immunity and improves blood circulation, helps prevent arthritis, cancer and heart diseases, reduces inflammation of joints and muscles, helps heal wounds and protects against infections, reduces the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and protects against constipation and irritable bowel syndrome.

Watermelon

Slices of juicy and tasty watermelon on a white plate

Watermelon is the first fruit we think of when we think of summer. Its high content of water makes this fruit the perfect snack to freshen up and hydrate. The watermelon is also considered a berry even though it couldn’t look less like one. 

This fruit is high in Vitamin C, A, and B6. Watermelon is also a good source of Iron, Magnesium, and calcium, potassium, and protein. The benefits of Watermelon are many but some of the most important are that is is an antioxidant, lowers blood pressure, reduces insulin resistance, helps hydrate, is low in calories, may improve heart health, may lower inflammation, good for skin and hair, improve digestion, vitamin and mineral-rich.

Peaches

top view of fresh ripe nectarines and peaches on a wicker tray on wooden rustic background with copy space

Peaches are a delicious summer fruit that you can add to various dishes or eat alone as a snack. They believe to have originated from China but are now popular all over the world. Peaches can fill you up and give you the energy to take on the day. 

Peaches are rich in vitamins, rich in antioxidant & fiber, high in potassium, improve eye vision, maintains body weight, lower inflammation, promote skin health, help prevent cancer, prevent heart disease, prevent bone disorders, improve cardiovascular health, proper kidney function, protect against anemia, control high cholesterol & diabetes, etc.

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