With the start of the school year, it feels like we have entered the last days of summer. However, there is still time to stock up on your favorite summer fruits and take advantage the plethora of health and skin benefits these naturally sweet treats offer.
Berries - In addition to tasting great, berries such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries are loaded with flavonoids and antioxidants, which can promote increased blood flow to your skin and decrease your sensitivity to light which helps improve your skin’s appearance, structure and texture.
Cantaloupe - Eating just one quarter of this fruit covers your entire recommended intake of Vitamins A and C!
Citrus fruit - Oranges, grapefruits, and lemons all contain high levels of amino acids and Vitamin C, which can keep skin looking young and vibrant throughout the summer.
Kiwi - Believe it or not, kiwis have more Vitamin C than oranges! In addition, they are great sources of Vitamin E, potassium, and fiber.
Mangoes - This sweet tropical fruit contains more than 20 varieties of vitamins and minerals.
Peaches - While being low in calories, peaches are packed with Vitamins A and C, making for an excellent summer snack.
Pineapple - While containing vitamins and minerals, pineapples also contain bromelain which helps fight inflammation.
Watermelon - A summertime classic, watermelons are about 90% water, which provides an excellent source of hydration in the summer heat.
Bonus: Coconut water - This summer, skip over sugar-laden sports drinks and instead opt for coconut water which is a great source of electrolytes as well.