In season: July to September
The benefits: This summertime favourite contains vitamin C, and is an excellent source of vitamin B6, niacin, and folate. Peaches are also rich in potassium, which helps maintain healthy blood pressure as well as prevent kidney stones and bone loss. They are high in fibre, too, which aids in both digestive health and colon health.
Try this recipe: Decadent Baked Peaches With Almond Cookie Stuffing
In season: August to October
The benefits: Avocados are high in carotenoid antioxidants such as beta-carotene, lutein, and neochrome, all of which help to prevent osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as improve cardiovascular health, help regulate blood sugar levels, and prevent cancers of the mouth, skin, and prostate gland.
Try this recipe: Avocado and Shrimp Salad
In season: March to July
The benefits: The sweet and tart tropical fruit contain bromelain, an enzyme that improves digestion as well as helps to fight blood clots from forming. Pineapples can also help prevent swelling, a common ailment during the summer months.
Try this recipe: Chicken Chipotle Tacos with Pineapple