Make the most of the last month of summer by indulging in the fresh produce that abounds at this time of year. Summer fruit and vegetables are key to good health so make sure to check out your local farmer’s market for some fresh, delicious and healthy food options!
Want a little extra sun protection? You might be able to find it in your salad! Tomatoes contain lycopene—the chemical that makes them red—and it can also protect your skin from sunburn. You should always equip yourself with sun protection, but it doesn’t hurt to eat a few extra tomatoes as well!
Nothing says summer like fresh sweet corn. Did you know that two antioxidants in corn —lutein and zeaxanthin—may act like natural sunglasses, helping to form macular pigment that filters out some of the sun’s damaging rays? For your next BBQ or picnic, pick up some fresh corncobs. They’re delicious eaten cold or lightly BBQ’d. The kids will love it!
Instead of snacking on chocolates, pick up some fresh cherries this summer! Cherries have a range of health benefits and may help you get a better night’s sleep and ease muscle pain. Another incredible benefit includes their slimming abilities. The anthocyanins in tart cherries activate a molecule that helps rev up fat burning and decrease fat storage.
Keep your hydration up and your body cool during the sweltering summer days with a few servings of watermelon! This refreshing fruit is 92 precent water which helps to keep your mind sharp and your mood stable. Eating watermelon regularly during summer will also keep you feeling satisfied.