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Top Picks for Seasonal Summer Produce


Here are some of our top picks for seasonal summer produce and why they are beneficial to your health. So read up and make a trip to your local farmers market or favorite store.

  • Apples – Not only are apples delicious and inexpensive, they also fill you up due to their high water and fiber content. Apples contain pectin, a fiber source, which is also known as a prebiotic. Prebiotics feed the good bacteria in your body.
  • Asparagus – a natural diuretic, helps the body to flush excess water and salt, combating bloat. Full of tryptophan, asparagus can elevate your mood. Asparagus is also high in vitamins B, E, and K. Go for purple asparagus to get even more antioxidants.
  • Beans – quite high in fiber, making them a top satiating food. Additionally, beans are a great source of protein, B vitamins, iron, zinc, magnesium, and potassium.
  • Lettuce – a good source of chlorophyll and vitamins A, B, C, and K. Lettuce is also high in folate and minerals manganese and chromium. The darker the lettuce, the greater the nutrient content.
  • Mushrooms – high in iron, vitamin D, and phosphorus, which helps deliver oxygen and plays a role in forming strong bones and DNA. Eating just a cup of these delicious and rare  mushrooms provides a generous serving of antioxidants, which help ward off certain diseases.

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