Eat In Season, Here’s Why !!

Watermelons: Composed of about 92 percent water, sweet watermelons are an easy way to stay hydrated during the hot summer months.

Benefits: Packed with nutrients including vitamin A, B6, and C. Rich in antioxidants such as lycopene and citrulline. Researchers have also recently found that watermelon has “Viagra-like” properties, helping to relax blood vessels and even increase libido.

Preparation ideas Served on a plate plain, blended for a refreshing drink, or in a fruit salad

Tomatoes: A perfect summer fruit that can be eaten raw or cooked in sauce.

Benefits:Full of vitamin C, beta carotene, and lycopene, tomatoes are very nutritional. In some studies, lycopene, especially in cooked tomatoes, has been found to help prevent prostate and breast

Preparation Ideas Try them in a salad, with fresh mozzeralla, or in salsa.

Strawberries: A sweet summer treat.

Benefits: High in vitamin C. The dietary fiber in strawberries helps to keep digestion regular, lowers blood pressure, and curbs overeating.

Preparation Ideas Serve with light cool whip, in a pie, or in a salad.

Yellow Squash: A low calorie, cholesterol-free summer vegetable.

Benefits: Rich in vitamin C. and a very good source of magnesium, vitamin A, fiber, folate, copper, riboflavin and phosphorus.

Preparation IdeasServe in stews, salad, or soup.

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