Summer brings the arrival of beaches, BBQs and seasonal foods. Below is a list of delectables that offer both taste and nourishment. This list gives everyone something that offers guilt free eating with refreshing taste.
This fruit is a delicious source of fiber. They also has vitamins C, E and potassium. Mangoes can be used to fight acne when left on the skin for 10 minutes before washing off.
A welcome guest at outdoor functions everywhere, this large fruit is 90% water. It contains an antioxidant called lycopene, which subdues free radicals. It hydrates the body with electrolytes and is a great source of vitamin C.
A delicious appetizer or snack that is easy to make at home. Avocados are the dominant ingredient in this dish. Lutein and antioxidants aid digestion and fight cancer of the mouth, breast and prostate.
A healthier alternative to ice cream. This creamy treat contains live cultures, but less fat and calories. It deceives one into thinking they have to do an extra set of pushups during their next workout.
This vegetable contains mostly water. Cucumber is usually an ingredient in salads. This food contains silica which is important for tissue, hair and nail health.
Tomatoes are the main ingredient in this cold soup, which lowers blood pressure. Red bell peppers and garlic are additional ingredients which support the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems.
These dark red and green fruits are small, but offer a lot. Flavonoids slow down the aging process and contain vitamins A, C, and B6. Frozen grapes are a cool treat.
Dark leafy greens are a smart way to consume a variety of whole foods. A serving of a green salad packs nutrients, because additional fruits and vegetables are added. Eating salads often reduces the risk of cancer and other ailments.
Low in fat and cholesterol, pineapples contain vitamins A and C. One cup of chopped pineapple is only 80 calories. An interesting fact is pineapples may support healthy gums.
This family of fruits contains fiber which aids in weight loss. They are popular in many summer recipes, and for good reason. They also contain antioxidants.
Peaches, nectarines, cherries and plums are delicious compact snacks. These fruits contain potassium, Vitamin K and carotenoids. They can also be added to smoothies, cereals or deserts.
Even though it’s the size of an egg,they contain more vitamin C than oranges and as much potassium as a banana. Vitamin K assists in the healing of cuts and wounds. Their sweet and tart flavor compliments salads or frozen yogurt.