In season: May to August
The benefits: Watermelons are made up of 92 percent water and six percent sugar, making them the perfect hydrating food of the summer. The natural sugar found in watermelons helps to maintain electrolytes that are lost by excessive sweating. Not only that-watermelons are also packed with vitamins like vitamins A and C, which respectively help with eye health and boosting the immune system.
Try this recipe: Watermelon Bliss Smoothie
In season: July to October
The benefits: When it comes to tomatoes, the redder the better-the antioxidant lycopene is highest in very red tomatoes. Lycopene has been proven to have numerous health benefits, including protecting the skin from harmful UV rays, helping to slow down the process of arterial aging, as well as fight heart disease, stroke, memory loss, and even impotence in men.
Try this recipe: Halibut, Pistachio & Cherry Tomato Fusill
In season: August to October
The benefits: Grapes are rich in phytonutrients such as flavanols, phenolic acids, and carotenoids to name a few, as well as antioxidant nutrients such as vitamin C and manganese. Eat these low-cal sweet treats often and you’ll experience a range of benefits such as protection against certain types of cancer, better blood pressure regulation, and improved cognitive health.
Try this recipe: Grapes of Life cocktail