PeachesWe are right in the middle of peach-season. And if you can find them from a local orchard, you are in for a sweet treat. Peaches are a great source of vitamin C and dietary fiber. They may also be effective in fighting metabolic syndrome—a set of symptoms like obesity and inflammation that can lead to serious issues like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
TomatoesIf you (or the farmers around you) were able to get their tomatoes in early enough, you should be enjoying plenty of these sun-ripened, summer superfoods right now. These are a summertime favorite as you can almost taste the sun in each one. Tomatoes have numerous health benefits including the anti-cancer properties of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant. They are also rich in vitamins C, A, B6, E, and K.
WatermelonIt wouldn’t be summer without watermelon. It’s chock full of water so is a great way to keep kids (and adults) hydrated while playing on hot days. But watermelon benefits don’t stop there; it’s also a good source of vitamins A and C and includes both lycopene and beta-carotene.
Summer is a great time to boost your fruit and vegetable consumption. These foods can provide the fuel you need to keep active in beautiful weather and provide a wide range of amazing benefits. Also, the summer flavors give you one more reason to enjoy this time of year
[via Natural Society]