By Landon Hallman
Aug 4, 2016
Fruits and vegetables are filled with natural antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene and lycopene. Antioxidants protect your cells from damage and defend against diseases. Eating daily recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables will help reduce the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure while helping prevent obesity.
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“Fruits are an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and fiber, which helps lower cholesterol and improve digestive health,” says Mindy Crockett, a registered dietitian at Utah Valley Hospital. “Fruits that are fresh and in season are a great option since they typically have better flavor and are easier on the budget.”
*Nutrition information gathered from fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org
There are obviously many more delicious fruits to choose from that are in season. Now that your mouth is watering, plan to serve up some of these fruits for your summer meals.