Top 5 Fruits for your Summer Slimdown, and Budget~
I love a good bargain, and one thing I’ve learned on this journey is buying fruits when they’re in season, ensures me of 2 things:
1. Great Value: In season fruits are less expensive, because they’re readily available
2. Nutrient Dense: Fruits (and veggies too) are more nutrient dense at their peak
Here is a list of the Top 5 Fruits in season right now, and their incredible health benefits
RASPBERRIES: Raspberries are low in calories but high in fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They may protect against diabetes, cancer, obesity, arthritis and other conditions and may even provide anti-aging effects.
BLUEBERRIES: The blueberry is a very popular berry. It is low in calories but high in fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K. Several studies suggest that blueberries and blueberry juice reduce DNA damage, which is a leading driver of aging and cancer.
WATERMELON: Watermelon is a low-calorie fruit high in some nutrients, especially carotenoids, vitamin C and cucurbitacin E. Some compounds in watermelon, including cucurbitacin E and lycopene, have been studied for their potential to prevent cancer.
CHERRIES: Cherries are a potent source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. These cellular body guards slow down aging and ward off chronic illnesses—including heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and obesity.
PEACHES: Peaches are high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They also contain beneficial plant compounds like antioxidants, which can help protect your body from aging and disease.
Bottom line? If we are longing to prevent signs of aging, and aide our health and wellness journeys, as well as save money, EAT FRUIT 4 LIFE!