8 Summer Superfoods You Didn’t Realize You Were Eating

Eat more of these good-for-you summer foods

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8 Summer Superfoods You Didn’t Realize You Were Eating

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Want to eat healthier this summer? Here are eight summer superfoods you’re probably already eating.

Avocado

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These creamy and delicious berries (yes, avocados are actually single-seed berries) are higher in calories than most superfoods, but they pack enough nutrients and health benefits to be defined as such. A one-ounce serving of avocado has nearly 20 different vitamins, minerals, and nutrients.

Blueberries

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It’s no wonder blueberries make the list of summer superfoods — they’re low in calories, high in fiber, and they have more antioxidants than any other fruit!

 

Cherries

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If you like cherries then eat up — they’re a low-calorie source of antioxidants, including ones that research suggests potentially inhibit the growth of cancer cells in the colon.

Kiwi Fruit

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With just 42 calories per average kiwi fruit and a whopping 106 percent of your daily recommended intake of vitamin C, it’s easy to see why this tangy green fruit deserves to be called super.

Pineapple

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Another potential cancer-fighting fruit, pineapple is also great for fighting inflammation and reducing swelling — and it has fewer than 100 calories per cup.

Red Bell Peppers

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The vitamin C in red bell peppers does more than just help fight the common cold — it is a powerful antioxidant that can help clear your body of free radicals to keep it healthy and strong. With more vitamin C and fewer calories than an orange, red bell peppers make a great addition to any healthy-eating plan.
 

Tomatoes

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Tomatoes get their red color from the antioxidant lycopene. Research suggests that lycopene may significantly reduce your risk for stroke and certain types of cancer, so make sure you’re stocking up on tomatoes this summer.

Watermelon

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Watermelon does more than help you stay hydrated in the summer — it can help your body heal wounds, and the lycopene it contains (which gives watermelon its pink coloring) can help protect against UV rays.