Summer’s Bounty: 4 Fresh Fruits to Eat Now


| 6/26/2017 2:23:00 PM


Tags: Summer, Blackberries, Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Cherries, Eat In-Season, Leslie Beck,

Forget the bananas and oranges. Pass on the imported berries, too. At least for the next two months.

Now is the time of year we’re able to enjoy in-season, locally-grown fruit picked at its peak of ripeness, providing maximum flavour and nutrition.

If your diet lacks fruit, here are a few incentives to up your game. Eating more fruit has been tied to a lower risk of heart attack, stroke and type 2 diabetes. Berries, especially blueberries and strawberries, may also help guard against Alzheimer’s disease.

Most of us could stand to eat more fruit. As a dietitian who evaluates people’s diets, I often find that fruit is a forgotten component in busy people’s diets.

Here are four in-season, nutrition powerhouses to include in your summer diet. But don’t wait. They won’t be around for long.

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