Some of the most healing foods are in season during summer. Take advantage of Mother Nature’s bounty by adding these nutritional powerhouses to your warm-weather meals.
Tiny but mighty, these little berries are seriously good for you. One large study linked them to reduced risk of heart disease, plus they contain an impressive amount of antioxidants to fight disease.
Pump up your summer diet with these fresh florets, filled with plenty of fibre, vitamin C and phytochemicals that can help fight cancer.
So give your coleslaw a nutritional kick by shredding and mixing broccoli with carrot or apple, then tossing in either a yoghurt or vinegar dressing.
All colours contain vitamin C, as well as fibre and vitamin E. But red capsicums are the most powerful, delivering more than 10 times your daily allotment of vitamin C in one capsicum.
You get a big dose of antioxidants with every one you pop in your mouth, as they contain compounds that protect the heart and support eye health. The redder the better, because the pigment that gives cherries their colour also provides their
These sweet treats are loaded with fibre and folate – and it takes only nine of them to get your daily dose of vitamin C. Plus they're super low in kilojoules, with just 130kJ (30 calories) in 10 strawberries.
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First published: 17 Feb 2020