Now that summer is in full swing, there are many healthy foods currently in season that are not only tasty but will also help you beat the heat. Here are just a few of the ones we recommend to stay healthy and refreshed!
It’s clear from the name that the watermelon is packed with water to help you stay hydrated in the heat. It contains Vitamin A, B6, C, lycopene and amino acids. This can contribute to helping the immune system and increase anti-oxidants in the body. While it’s important to drink water, you can mix up the routine by eating a couple slices of fresh watermelon for the same hydrating effect!
Blueberries are chock-full of antioxidants and nutrients such as vitamins and minerals. They contain vitamins A, C, and folate. They can protect your body from cell damage and the more negative effects of aging. Blueberries have even been found to help maintain a low blood pressure with regular consumption.
Cherries are packed with beta-carotene, which helps to keep your lungs and brain healthy. They contain potassium which helps with lowering blood pressure and helps heart health. Also contains anthocyanin which help “kick-start” the immune system. A great anti-inflammatory, specifically great for gout (Tart Cherries).
These are a tasty summer berry that is rich in soluble fiber, which helps to lower or maintain your cholesterol levels. Raspberries contain Vitamin C, an antioxidant. Eating lots of food rich in fiber can help prevent weight gain and even help you with your weight loss goals!
These are only a few of the foods in season this summer that provide you with refreshing nourishment. Keep an eye out for these on your next supermarket trip! Spectrum Medical is here to help in any health related manner and that we are a great source of information. Do not hesitate to call the office. Contact Spectrum Medical for wellness improvement for the summer and beyond!