Summer’s Bounty: 4 Fresh Fruits to Eat Now


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


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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