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6 Summer Foods You Should Add To Your Grocery List

May 13, 2015

Sometimes the easiest way to consume the tastiest foods is to eat by the seasons. Summer is abundant with some of the juiciest, nutrient-rich foods. Here are 6 foods you should try adding to your grocery list this summer season.

 

Red Bell Peppers:

Have you ever wondered why red bell peppers are more expensive than their green counterpart? Red bell peppers have 10 times more beta-carotene than their green family member. They also provide over 200% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C.

 

Raspberries:

Just one cup of raspberries has 8 grams of fiber.   Studies show that when participants would boost their current fiber intake by 8 grams for every 1,000 calories consumed, they lost about 4 ½ pounds.   If weight loss isn’t your goal, fiber still helps to keep cholesterol under control. * University of Michigan College oF Nutrition

 

Iced Tea:

Tea is packed with a class of antioxidants called flavonoids. It doesn’t matter if you are drinking green, white, or herbal tea- you can receive maximum benefits from any type. Just make sure to drink it right after it has been brewed to receive all the benefit.

 

Avocados:

Avocados are high in carotenoid antioxidants, which help with arthritis and also improve cardiovascular health.   Not to mention, avocados are packed with healthy fat that your body craves and needs to function in it’s full potential.

 

Watermelon:

Staying hydrated keeps your memory sharp and your mood stable. The good news is that you don’t just have to drink water to keep up on hydration. Watermelon is comprised of 92% water, a great snack after spending some time in the great outdoors.

 

Beets:

This root vegetable contains phytonutrients that are high in fiber and beta-carotene. Beets are known for being a great source of folate which helps guard against birth defects, colon cancer, and osteoporosis. * American Journal of Nutrition

 

Enjoy!

One response to “6 Summer Foods You Should Add To Your Grocery List”

  1. Chandler Harding says:

    I have found red peppers and hummus is a filling snack i love, and raspberries and avocados are a regular in our house so glad we have a few of these on a regular basis.

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