8 Summer Slim-down Superfoods (Slideshow)

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Lemons
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These sour fruits are packed with tart flavor, without many calories. Squeeze some juice into some iced water or over a salad. The flavorful juice can help load you up on vitamin C and other antioxidants, while also decreasing inflammation. 

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Strawberries
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This wonderful berry is full of vitamin C. The juicy ruby reds are also packed full of antioxidants that can help repair body tissue. So, slice these up and serve on a salad or eat them straight out of the container.

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Kiwi
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Kiwis are a super powerful green fruit that deliver the same amount of potassium as a banana with less sugar and calories. Plus, they have tons of vitamin C to help keep your immune system on-point. Kiwis also have a good amount of fiber, which can help you feel full without weighing you down.

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Cherries
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These tart treats are more than a beautiful red hue — they are helpful in building up the immune system to keep your beach days long and fun. You may even try eating some cherries before taking an aspirin, as they contain such strong anti-inflammatory agents.

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Blueberries
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Blueberries are one of the only foods that are naturally blue — a fun fact, but did you know that they are also really good for you? These little blue gems are full of fiber, vitamin C, and cancer-fighting antioxidants. 

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Spinach
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This mighty green is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. The superfood also packs a punch of calcium. Serve grilled chicken breasts over a bed of spinach, or simply sauté some with garlic and olive oil.

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Watermelon
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This summer fruit is full of water, which can help to hydrate you and keep your skin glowing all summer long. It’s low in sugar and high in other important vitamins. So, slice some up or serve it cubed in a feta and mint salad.

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Avocado
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These green fruits are loaded with healthy fats that can keep you feeling full for a long period of time. Try making a hearty guacamole dip or slicing some pieces for a nutritious salad.

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