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Healthy Bites: August 2014
   

For Healthy Eating in Summer Include Seasonal Produce Rich in Vitamins, Minerals & Antioxidants:

Avocado - technically a fruit and full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat and fiber

Blueberries - nutrient rich with plenty of disease-fighting antioxidants and brain boosting capabilities

Cherries - rich in the antioxidant anthocyanin which helps fight inflammation and ease joint pain

Corn - a starchy vegetable when eaten fresh that is a nutrient rich replacement for your usual starch

Melons - the high water content of watermelon, canteloupe and honeydew help fill you up without a lot of calories

Peaches - a summer favorite rich inpotassium, vitamin C and fiber

Summer Squash - low in carbs and calories, zucchini and yellow squash are excellent sources of vitamin C, lutein and xeaxanthin - antioxidants that help with eyesight and a strong immune system

Swiss Chard - a dark leafy green filled with phytonutrients, magnesium and potassium which promote blood pressure and bone health

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