Healthy Summer Foods

August 1, 2014
summer fruits

We love all kinds of fruit! Some of our favorite fruits are Sunkist oranges, mangoes, watermelon, peaches, and a variety of melons. Fruit is such an amazing food because there are so many delicious kinds, it’s healthy, and it gives you energy! Vegetables are also another very healthy food source but many don’t think they are the best tasting things around although they are highly beneficial. Also, there are ways you can prepare and cook vegetables to make them taste good; some vegetables are actually delicious. Some popular vegetables include broccoli, lettuce, asparagus, carrots, and celery. In the summer there are many healthy summer foods for your diet to enjoy!

One of the benefits of summer is that a lot of the fruit is in season and there are a lot of choices. Have you ever walked into the grocery store and tried fruits that you have never tried before? There is also a delicious vegetable known has corn that is best in the summer. Nothing says summer like sweet corn! Corn is a delicious vegetable that is commonly grilled or baked and when many families go to the beach they make sure to have some corn because corn is delicious. Corn also has two antioxidants (lutein and zeaxanthin) that act has sunglasses that form pigment to filter out some of the sun’s harmful rays.

Believe it or not tomatoes also protect you from the sun as well because lycopene which is what makes the tomatoes red is also known to protect you from sun burn it’s also known to prevent chronic disease. Watermelon also as lycopene which will prevent sunburn but it is also good for staying hydrated because it is 92% water. Watermelon is a good thing to have before a game half, at time break, and after a game because it gives you energy and replenished your lost nutrients, especially when it’s hot outside and it’s good to stay hydrated. If you like tea then there aren’t too many things better than drinking a refreshing class of iced tea on a hot day, but tea is also good for your body. Drinking tea regularly is known to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and diabetes. It’s also good for your mouth, teeth, and gums, because tea is rich in antioxidants. It’s always good to drink freshly brewed tea teas that are rich in antioxidants include black, green, oolong, white or herbal.

iced tea

WHat are your favorite foods to eat in the summer? Please share in your comments!

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