Five Reasons to Eat More Fruit This Summer

  1. Fresh fruit cools you down.

There’s nothing better than a cold refreshment after being in the sun. Many of your favorite fruits, such as apples and watermelon, are best served cold and perfect for summer. Bonus tip: freeze grapes for a sweet frozen treat!

  1. Fruit helps keep you hydrated.

It can be hard to drink enough water in the hot summer months, but fruits help because they contain high water content. For example, watermelon and peaches are both around 89-92% water! Plus, fruit can give your normal drinking water a boost by infusing it.

  1. Numerous delicious fruits are in season.

Summer is prime time for some of the most popular fruits of the year. These varieties won’t be as delicious as they are right now for another year, so don’t miss out! Some of the best fruits to enjoy right now include berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries), stone fruits (peaches, cherries, apricots, nectarines, plums, mangoes), and melons (watermelon, cantaloupe).

  1. Fruit is versatile in summer dishes.

If there’s one thing more delicious than fresh fruit itself, it’s fresh fruit in recipes. Take everyday eats like salads, oatmeal, frozen desserts, muffins, and more to the next level with fresh fruit. Not to mention, the mouthwatering baking possibilities like cobbler, pie, and cake!

  1. Some fruits help protect you from sunburn.

Recent studies have shown that the plant compound beta carotene can help protect your skin from sunburn! Many summer fruits are rich in beta carotene, including apricots, yellow peaches, yellow nectarines, and mangoes.