In season: July to September
The benefits: Though tiny, the benefits of the blueberry are enormous. Blueberries are high in anthocyanins, the antioxidant pigments that give blueberries their deep rich colour. Anthocyanins and other phytonutrients contained in blueberries help to fight anti-inflammatory issues, help improve brain function, enhance mood, and help combat cancer cells.
Try this recipe: Blueberry Popovers with Berry Salad
Red bell peppers
In season: July to October
The benefits: The sweet and crunchy veggie is extremely low in calories (about 25 calories per cup) and is also one of the healthiest peppers. Red bell peppers contain 11 times more beta-carotene than its green counterpart and they provide 240 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin C.
Try this recipe: Vegetarian Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
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