Rich in flavors, good nutrients, and specific vitamins, they do not necessarily stay on the shelves very long. It would be a big dietary (and taste) mistake to miss them.
It is not for nothing that we recommend eating five fruits and vegetables a day, which corresponds to a minimum of three servings of vegetables and two fruits. Plants and a fortiori those of summer, very ripe and sun-kissed, contain many essential nutrients that benefit the body—a small memo of what to put in your basket.
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A bulwark for our cells is very high antioxidant power, and its richness in vitamin C (25 mg / 100 g) helps fight against premature aging of cells, which seems to prevent cardiovascular disease and certain cancers (colon, breast, liver, prostate, etc.).
2. Watermelon: the healthiest
This large caliber piece is nonetheless ultra-light and very low in energy with 30 kcal / 100 g. It contains many glasses of water (92%) and very few carbohydrates (6.5 g / 100 g). +As a bonus, its vitamin C compensates for the fatigue that can be felt when putting your body on a diet.
3. Fishing: protective of the heart
It is full of carotenoids (beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin), antioxidants that give the cardiac system excitement and prevent eye diseases – age-related macular degeneration (or AMD), cataracts.
4. Apricot: the ace of a pretty complexion
Not only does it give a beautiful golden glow to fair skin, but it hydrates them because, by transforming in the body into vitamin A, its beta-carotene helps to nourish the epidermis. Avoid peeling it because there are three times more vitamins and minerals in its skin than in its flesh.
5. Blueberries: to see more clearly
The dark color of blueberries is its strength. Indeed, its flavonoids (antioxidants) have the advantage of strengthening the blood system, and in particular small vessels such as those located in the retina: this helps improve night vision. Some studies even seem to confirm that slowing down the oxidation of the lens and the retina would act against AMD.
6. The Melon
The ally of our legs. It is good because it has a big head since its high potassium and low sodium levels make it diuretic, preventing heavy legs. Also, its richness in water compensates for water losses linked to perspiration. In 2020, following COVID19, the melon increased considerably.
7. Plum : anti-constipation
It is one of the fruit’s most decadent insoluble fibers. Their advantage? They inflate the intestinal bowl while giving it a dense consistency that facilitates its evacuation. The sugar contains, mostly sorbitol, promotes bile secretion and stool evacuation via a laxative effect.
8. The fig: the friend of blood vessels
Never peel a fresh fig before eating it because it hides protective pigments (anthocyanins) in its purple skin. They strengthen the resistance of blood vessels.
9. Rhubarb: for concrete bones
It is good to eat it as you get older because its high calcium content (145 mg / 100 g) is a boon for strengthening bones. However, it should be enjoyed away from dairy products, also rich in calcium, because it contains oxalates, a substance that slows down the absorption of the mineral in the body.
10. Tomato: to pamper nails and hair
Although it is eaten like a vegetable, the star fruit of our summer menus contains a multitasking trace element, selenium, which protects against oxidative stress, supports the immune system, and helps maintain healthy nails and hair. Health.