July 7, 2016 – One of our favorite things about summer is all the fresh produce. It’s tasty, refreshing and so good for you – and let’s not forget they’re downright colorful. DYK (did you know) the colors of your fruits n’ veggies aren’t only visually a-peeling (see what we did there?); they indicate different health benefits, too? It’s true! Take a look….
Juicy peach for breakfast? Side of carrots with lunch? Good news – you’re loading up on Vitamin C, plus potassium and fiber! Let’s be real, orange is always in style with our Carrot Pineapple Smoothie.
This classic veggie color provides lutein and folate – nutrients that help with eyesight and cell reproduction. Go green with this flavorful, bright Citrus Popping Kale Salad.
Summer faves like tomatoes, cherries and rhubarb are packed with Vitamins A and C.
Think white onions or garlic. While not as sweet as their colorful counterparts, they bring a nutritious kick that can’t be denied. White produce provides allicin, which protects against heart disease and helps to lower cholesterol.
Grapes? Blueberries? Plums? The options are endless, and blue or purple fruits are chock-full of powerful antioxidants that may protect against cancer and heart disease. Get your fix for dessert tonight with this Frozen Greek Yogurt with Blueberries recipe.
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