8 Summer Slim-Down Superfoods

Every day we are faced with a choice of which foods to eat. Although seemingly satisfying at the time, junk food and fast food are not the best options to give us energy, sustain our bodies, and keep us fit. It's often difficult to choose the right kinds of food during a hectic day, but it's important to try to incorporate healthy choices. Eating a good diet (filled with a few of these superfoods) can benefit your health, help keep you trim, and fuel your body for summertime activities.

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We've compiled a list of our tip picks for summer superfoods that can help to slim you down. Steer clear of the processed and packaged foods and instead opt for some of summer's fresh fruits and vegetables. They are full of essential vitamins and nutrients that can keep you feeling and looking good in your swimsuit.

The superfoods on this list are easily accessible and can be found in local grocery stores and farmers markets. Try incorporating some of these ingredients into your diet to fuel your body the right way, which can in turn help keep you slim and trim. Eating these foods will lead to a healthier and happier you with each bite. 


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.


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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Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.


This post was originally published July 2, 2014.