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Summer 101: Great Summertime Fruits

Summer is a great season to partake in the numerous delicious seasonal fruits.  Not only do these summertime fruits taste great, but they also give you many nutritional benefits.Some fruits to enjoy before the season ends include:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berries: the phytochemicals in blueberries, strawberries and blackberries all boost immunity, and protect against heart diseases and circulatory problems.

Peaches and plums: full of vitamin C and beta carotene, peaches and plums help to eliminate free radicals from the body.

Pineapples: being packed with the most vitamins and minerals, pineapples are also a great digestive aid.

Papayas and mangoes: both are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin A, beta carotene and fiber.

Welcome Summer! Eat Right at Your Next Picnic


‘Tis the season for picnics, barbecues, and outdoor parties! But that doesn’t mean that just because you aren’t choosing all of your meals, that you have to pack on the pounds this summer. Keep these tips in mind at your next picnic:

• Choose lean ground meat when making burgers. You should also try low-fat hot dogs, sausages and bratwurst and other grilled favorites.

• Seafood and chicken are great grilled foods and are both still healthy picnic options.

• Don’t forget your greens and mix in a salad to your picnic or party menu.

• Remember your veggies as they are also great on the grill and in side dishes, especially summer time veggies like squash and zucchini.

• Instead of chocolate desserts, think fruity desserts instead, and take advantage of a season when fruits are plenty.