The 5 Healthiest Summer Fruits & Vegetables

Summer is the wonderful season when it’s easy to stroll down to the farmer’s market on a weekend morning to find beautiful, locally grown fruits and vegetables. While not an exhaustive list, these are some of the healthiest and most delicious products the summer season has to offer. Taken together, this list provides ample amounts of important nutrients like vitamin C, beta-carotene, potassium, and antioxidants. Enjoy, and please leave a comment with some of your favorite summer produce:

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Margaret Wertheim is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and is the author of Breaking the Sugar Habit: Practical Ways to Cut the Sugar, Lose the Weight, and Regain Your Health. Take this quiz to determine whether you need to curb your sugar intake. Margaret holds a BS in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s degree in Nutrition from Bastyr University in Seattle. She counsels individuals and groups on how to adjust their diet to include whole and real foods to support optimum overall health. She also specializes in supporting women's health, fertility, and pregnancy through nutrition and lifestyle choices. Check our her blog for the latest nutrition information, healthy eating tips, and recipes, check out her Breaking the Sugar Habit online course, or sign-up to download your free Natural Sweetener Guide or Fertility and Pregnancy Resource Guide.