It's been such a long, dreadful winter. Then suddenly we skip Springtime and went straight to Summer in most areas across the United States.
Now the temperature is rising quickly and it's predicted to be a long, hot summer. One sure way to stay cool and be healthy is to include plenty of summer fruit in our daily diet.
Here are 7 of them:
Of course, we all think of watermelon as a fun summer fruit. We eat them at picnics, outdoor BBQs and holiday celebrations.
Watermelon is in season from May to September (depending on where you live) and can be bought with or without seeds.
The nutritional benefits include:
Another well-known fruit we eat, sometimes year round but more popularly in the summertime. We make fruit salads with it, make desserts and even drinks with this popular fruit. Pineapple is grown year around but its peak season is from March to July.
Eating pineapple helps us:
Another highly popular summer fruit we see in stores and farmer markets around June, but late-bearers can produce as late as Fall.
Nutrients in Strawberries include:
Mangoes are as popular as the others mentioned above, but they're a great summer fruit to include. Mangos in the United States are mainly grown in Hawaii and are harvested from May until September.
Eating Mangoes will give you:
These are actually the most popular melon in the United States. They're related to Watermelon and Honeydew melons.
Eating a cup of Cantaloupe gives our body:
We see blueberries popping up in farmers markets and in the wild around May to August. Again it depends on where you live.
Adding blueberries to your daily summer diet can be beneficial as they contain:
I'm not talking about the maraschino cherry on top of your ice cream sundaes. I mean the whole fruit, especially the tart ones.
Not only do they have similar benefits to all the other fruits mentioned but they're unique in that:
As you can see, they don't just taste good but they have many different health benefits.
You might get tired of eating them raw daily, so here are some fun alternatives to try:
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