Fruits and vegetables are jam packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. They also provide a lot of volume for the calories, so they can be very filling and aid in weight management. For these reasons among others, they are truly some of the healthiest foods around.
The bad news is that most Americans don’t the recommended 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. The good news is that this is the perfect time of year to increase your intakes of these power foods because there are more fruits and vegetables “in season” during the summer than any other time of year. Not only does this make them tastier, but it also makes them more affordable. The following is a list of some of the more common fruits and vegetables in season this summer:
|Beets||Green Beans||Sweet Corn|
|Bell Peppers||Green Peas||Summer Squash|
|Butter Lettuce||Jalapeno Peppers||Tomatoes|