Best Healthy Foods to Eat in Summer



Best Foods to Eat in Summer

July 11, 2019


It’s officially summer, which means longer days, weekend trips to the beach, and grilling season. While everyone may love a burger or hot dog straight off the grill, they’re not exactly the healthiest choice of summer fare. The good news is there are so many healthy summer foods that are great alternatives.

Best Foods for Summer

Watermelon


cancer-fighting potential. All these nutrients may have anti-inflammatory effects and have linked watermelon and heart health.

Avocado


Avocados have become a versatile fan favorite. Avocados are bursting with nutrition that make them great for heart and brain health. Full of monosaturated fats, avocados help promote blood flow, which is beneficial for the brain. They’re also full of folate, vitamins B, C, and E, and potassium, making avocados a great food for helping to lower blood pressure. Try whipping up some guacamole for your next cookout or start your summer mornings with avocado toast.

Corn


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Berries


reversing the signs of brain aging. Berries in general are also full of fiber – just 1 cup of raspberries packs 8 grams of fiber.

Fish

Fish is already a healthy alternative to processed meat like hot dogs, but as an added bonus, grilling is one of the healthiest ways to prepare fish too. If you’re looking for heart- and brain-healthy omega-3s, opt for albacore tuna, wild salmon, or sardines. Toss them on the grill with some olive oil and lemon juice and you’ve got yourself a healthy protein.

Summer is the perfect time to experiment with new foods. All kinds of produce is in season during summer so hit up your local farmers market and see what you can find there. You might just find a new favorite food.

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