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.
There's no need to feel bad about enjoying corn on the cob — it's healthier than you think. This starchy vegetable delivers lutein and zeaxanthin, two nutrients that are important for eye health. One ear has 60 calories and 2 grams of fiber Happy Travels!