10 Fabulous Must-Eat Summer Fruits

10 Fabulous Must-Eat Summer Fruits

Eating healthy in hot summer months is child’s play with summer’s offering of fabulous fruits. Bursting with vitamins and minerals, these 10 must-eat fruits top the summer fruity hit list.

eating-watermelon1. Watermelon

Comprised of over 92% water, they’re great for hydrating and packed with sunshiny goodness like:

– Vitamin A: essential for eyes, healthy skin, bones, hair & teeth; assists with cell reproduction & boosts immune & reproductive system.

– Vitamin B6: the “mood vitamin” helps with brain functions, nerve cell communication & energy production.

– Vitamin C: vital for healthy connective tissues & organs, plus collagen production and fights ageing with by eradicating free radicles.

– Potassium: prevents strokes, muscle cramps & muscle disorders; balances blood pressure and boosts brain function.

pineapple2. Pineapple

Growing prolifically in nearly every tropical climate, these are super snacks bursting with vitamin C plus:

– Vitamin B1: relieves PMS; eases stress, anxiety & depression; aids memory; reduces heart disease risks.

– Manganese: anti-ageing antioxidant essential for healthy bones and controlling blood sugar levels.

mango3. Mango

This tropical delight is a succulent treat with high levels of vitamin A and potassium, a low glycemic index of 9, also containing:

– Beta Carotene: a carotenoid which improves skin, enhances immunity, protects against cancer and has antioxidant benefits to slow down aging.

raspberry-woman4. Raspberries

A summer super fruit, loaded with vitamin C and fiber, with a super low glycemic index containing with an abundance of:

– Antioxidants: anti-ageing components that eliminate free radicles from your body.

– Ellargic acid: a brilliant cancer fighting compound.

red-grapes5. Red Grapes

A miracle fruit, grapes are packed with phytonutrients. Every part of this little powerhouse is packed with vitamins A & C plus powerful anti-aging components such as:

– Tannins: a powerful antioxidant found in abundance in seeds and fights ageing

– Resveratrol (and other flavonoids): Anti-aging components found in grape skins

blueberry6. Blueberries

Blueberries, often called “brainberries”, have been shown to increase brainpower in research. They have one of the highest

– ORAC (Oxygen Radicle Absorbency Capacity): due to the phytochemicals contained in them which help with memory loss, fights heart disease, inflammation and some types of cancer.

figs7. Figs

Figs are a true summer season favorite. High in sugars they are great energy boosters. They are also high in fiber, potassium, vitamin B6, and:

– Iron: important for hemoglobin formation, muscle & brain function, regulating body temperature.

– Calcium: Strengthens bones, teeth & gums, fights obesity, protects cardiac muscles

strawberry8. Strawberries

Contain lots of those antioxidants we love are good sources of potassium, vitamin C, manganese and:

– Folate: essential for preventing heart disease, fighting depression and keeping the brain “young”.

apricots9. Apricots

These are high in antioxidant and low in calorie. Eaten fresh, you’ll also get a healthy dose of

– Beta-cryptoxanthin: eliminates free radicles, reduces lung cancer risk.

Cantaloupe-Melon10. Cantaloupe

Like melons, are super hydrating fruit with high water content plus low in calories.

They are high in potassium and vitamin A.

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