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Eat more of these good-for-you summer foods
8 Summer Superfoods You Didn’t Realize You Were Eating
Want to eat healthier this summer? Here are eight summer superfoods you’re probably already eating.
These creamy and delicious berries (yes, avocados are actually single-seed berries) are higher in calories than most superfoods, but they pack enough nutrients and health benefits to be defined as such. A one-ounce serving of avocado has nearly 20 different vitamins, minerals, and nutrients.
With just 42 calories per average kiwi fruit and a whopping 106 percent of your daily recommended intake of vitamin C, it’s easy to see why this tangy green fruit deserves to be called super.
Another potential cancer-fighting fruit, pineapple is also great for fighting inflammation and reducing swelling — and it has fewer than 100 calories per cup.
Red Bell Peppers
The vitamin C in red bell peppers does more than just help fight the common cold — it is a powerful antioxidant that can help clear your body of free radicals to keep it healthy and strong. With more vitamin C and fewer calories than an orange, red bell peppers make a great addition to any healthy-eating plan.
Watermelon does more than help you stay hydrated in the summer — it can help your body heal wounds, and the lycopene it contains (which gives watermelon its pink coloring) can help protect against UV rays.