#HealthBytes: Six summer fruits to include in your diet
The summer has hit the top gear.
Thus, it's a good time to have nice, seasonal fruits and veggies. Not only do they taste great, but will also help keep you cool and hydrated, which is essential during summertime.
Also, these light yet nutritious fruits can help you shed unwanted weight.
Here are six summer fruits you must include in your diet.
Watermelon and Tomato
Watermelon: Sweet and juicy, watermelon is a summertime treat. But, there's more to them, watermelons are 92% water, thus great for keeping you hydrated, and satisfying your hunger without even piling up calories.
Tomato: Good old tomatoes are rich in powerful antioxidants and Vitamin C, while being considerably low on calories. Thus, they are great for reducing inflammation and helping cut extra fat.
Berries and Cucumbers
Berries: Tasty and tangy berries (read strawberries, blueberries, blackberries) aren't merely great for satisfying those taste buds. These fiber-filled, summer-friendly fruits are also a great pick for keeping you full and hydrated.
Cucumbers: With as much as 95% water-content, cucumbers give you a nice, cooling effect. Also, packed with essential vitamins (K and C), magnesium, iron, phosphorus, they energize you and keep you fit.
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Oranges and Mango
Oranges: Rich in potassium, orange is a must-have during summertime. Also, with as much as 80% water, oranges are great for keeping you hydrated even on the hottest of days.
Mango: Turns out there is more to mangoes than their juicy, delicious taste. With just one cup of sliced mangoes, you get 3 grams fiber, and plenty of essential vitamins like A and C.