Food for Thought – (6/26/2023)

Exploring the Best Summer Fruits

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Summer brings longer days, warm weather, and an abundance of delicious and nutritious fruits.

Packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants, these summer fruits are not only a treat for your taste buds but also good for your health.

Let’s explore the delightful world of summer fruits and discover their nutritional power!

Hydration and Antioxidant Boost


Watermelon, with its high water content, is an excellent choice for staying hydrated during the scorching summer months. Besides hydration, it is rich in antioxidants like lycopene, which may help protect against certain types of cancers and promote heart health. It’s also a good source of vitamins A and C, providing a refreshing and nutritious snack option.

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Fiber and Antioxidants Galore


Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries are summer’s antioxidant-packed gems. These tiny fruits are loaded with fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants, which help fight inflammation, promote healthy digestion, and support cardiovascular health. They are also relatively low in calories, making them an excellent addition to your summer diet.

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Vitamin C and Immune Support


Mangos, are not only delicious but also a rich source of vitamin C, which plays a crucial role in supporting immune function. They are also high in fiber and contain beneficial plant compounds that may have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Indulge in this tropical delight to boost your immune system and satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Fiber and Vitamins


Peaches, with their juicy flesh and delicate flavor, are a nutritional powerhouse. They are a good source of fiber, aiding digestion and promoting satiety. Peaches also contain vitamins A and C, which contribute to healthy skin, vision, and immune function. Incorporate peaches into salads, and smoothies, or enjoy them as a refreshing snack.

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Vitamin C and Collagen Production

Citrus Fruits

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy tangy citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, grapefruits, and limes. These fruits are rich in vitamin C, essential for collagen production, a protein supporting healthy skin, joints, and connective tissues. Citrus fruits also provide dietary fiber and a variety of antioxidants, contributing to overall health and well-being.

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Summer fruits not only taste good but also offer a wide array of health benefits.

These seasonal delights are nature's gift for a healthy and vibrant summer. So, make the most of this beautiful season by incorporating these nutritious fruits into your daily diet and enjoy the flavors and benefits they bring to your overall well-being. Cheers to a summer filled with vibrant health and delicious fruits!

Recipes to try!

– Krupa Patel, MPA, RD/LDN Registered Dietitian

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