The best thing about summer is the variety of seasonal fruits. These fruits are not only delicious, but also good for the body. Eating 2-3 servings of fruit a day can improve your health. A national survey conducted by the Agricultural Products Health Foundation found that only 8% of Americans can meet their daily consumption of fruit. Worried about eating too much sugar in the body? Actually not, eating fruit is no better than eating sucrose or drinking fruit, which contains cellulose, antioxidants and other healthy nutrients. Studies have shown that adding fruit meals and snacks can reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, and even prevent certain cancers. Let’s take a look at these five “super fruits”.
Peach is a kind of fruit that “likes” warm weather. Ripe peaches usually appear in June-July. Seasonal peaches not only have excellent taste, but also have high nutritional value. In 60 calories, peaches contain more than 20 different trace elements, including cellulose, vitamins A, C, E, potassium and zinc. At the same time, peaches are also free of fat, cholesterol, etc., and regular consumption will not cause obesity, but also supplement nutrition. Peach can be said to be a perfect snack. From appetizers to desserts, we can often see the “shadow” of peaches.
Mango contains more than 20 essential vitamins and minerals. Just need a cup of fresh mango juice to meet our daily vitamin C needs, and the calories are only 100 calories. Drinking fresh mango juice helps boost immunity, protects teeth and gums, and helps collagen formation. Mangoes are also rich in fiber and have a feeling of fullness after consumption.
Juicy sweet cherries are best for June. Cherries are rich in cellulose and potassium, and have low calories. A cup of cherry juice is only about 100 calories. The surface of the cherry is dark red due to a compound called anthocyanin. A study by the University of California at Davis found that anthocyanins can help alleviate pain and inflammation. Other studies have shown that cherries may also help relieve joint pain in gout patients and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Cantaloupe is also known as cantaloupe, and the best cantaloupe is between June and September each year. Cantaloupe is rich in cellulose, vitamin C, potassium and beta-carotene. At the same time, cantaloupe has a very high water content, 90% of which is water. Eating cantaloupe in summer helps to replenish water and potassium lost in the human body.
Maybe we will see strawberries all year round, but the best strawberries are from April to June every year. Most people don’t know that strawberries contain more vitamin C than citrus. At the same time, strawberries also contain antioxidants and nutrients that are beneficial to the human body, such as potassium, folic acid, and cellulose. A study in the United States found that eating strawberries twice a week is good for brain health. Because with age, our cognitive ability will gradually decline, and strawberries can delay the symptoms of cognitive decline.