Summer is the best time to add fruit to our diet, as there are many choices. But some fruits are somewhat higher in our preferences, since their nutritional value is important to the body.
Perhaps the most summer of all. As most of the watermelon is water, it not only hydrates well but does not inflate at all. At the same time, watermelon contains more lycopene than tomato. Lycopene is a very powerful antioxidant, known for its role in protecting against prostate cancer and its anti-inflammatory properties. Equally rich in beta-carotene, another antioxidant, which is increasingly concentrated as the fruit matures. With the few calories it has, it makes it ideal for a diet.
A bunch of cool strawberries provide more vitamin C than an orange, and only 45 calories. In addition, strawberries are packed with valuable antioxidants and fiber. Many studies have concluded that eating this fruit can lower LDL cholesterol and help improve heart health.
Without fat, without sodium and without cholesterol. It gives a peculiarity in the summer with its special flavor, and its anti-cancer properties. With just 100 calories per cup, we get more than 20 vitamins and trace elements. In addition, its taste makes it a good choice either for a light dessert with yogurt or for adding to a salad!
The content of cherries in fiber is inversely proportional to their caloric content. A cup of cherries gives us just 50-80 calories and 3 whole grams of fiber, and this depending on their type, and how sweet they are. Also, their anthocyanins, which give the characteristic red color, play a role in sugar regulation, and may reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes.
Pineapple is the only known source of an enzyme called bromelain, which helps to break down proteins, as well as digestion, and is powerful anti-inflammatory. Pineapple also provides us with our entire daily dose of vitamin C. It fits perfectly into a fruit salad, various chicken dishes and a fresh homemade ice cream.