We instinctively crave hydrating, refreshing fruits and vegetables and also lighter seafood and meats. Because summertime is great for being outdoors- we've put together a list of essentials for your kitchen to help beat the heat.
This water-dense food is great for fighting the summer heat and and keeping you cool for summer nights.Watermelon is high in cancer-fighting lycopene and is also high in Vitamin C. Considering it's namesake, it should come as no surprise that it’s a great way to “drink” up in addition to your other healthy hydration habits.
APRICOTS, PEACHES, AND NECTARINES
These delectable fruits come in a wide variety of options. Opt for Fresh or Dried to help keep your summertime kitchen cool and your outdoor activites fueled with some zest. These fruits not only pack a wonderful sweetness to them, they are also a great source of Dietary fiber, Vitamin A, and Betacarotene.
All those seeds mean most berries are high in fiber (1 cup of raspberries has 8 grams, while 1 cup of blueberries has 4 grams). Plus, they're low in sugar and calories, but their divine flavor makes them a treat to be savored. Enjoy them in smoothies, with yogurt and granola, or simply eat them on their own.