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The Best Fruits to Eat Right Now

Updated: Aug 30

Do you ever walk into a supermarket without knowing which fruits or vegetables are fresh? Well you're in luck! Summer is the BEST season for fresh produce and I’m here to guide you on the sweetest fruits to put in your basket. Berries, plums, peaches, cherries, you name it — are all waiting for you to enjoy!




You might be wondering — why is it important to know what fruits are in season?

Oftentimes, grocery stores import out-of-season produce from other countries in order to provide more options for their customers. However, these fruits and vegetables are often transported for long periods of time and sprayed with chemicals to ensure freshness. Buying seasonal fruit lowers the likelihood of consuming pesticides, since the fruits are ready to be harvested.


If you live by a farmer’s market, you are lucky to have access to the freshest produce! Purchasing fruits and vegetables at the farmer’s market is a great way to support your local community and find the best produce in your area.


Looking for a relaxing Sunday morning activity? I highly recommend grabbing a cup of coffee and strolling through the market to see all the seasonal goodies.

Here’s a list of fruits to keep an eye out for next time you’re shopping:

1.WATERMELON


A staple for the summer! Watermelon is made 92% water, making it the perfect snack for a hot day to stay hydrated. It is also full of fiber and a source of vitamin B, C, and E.

Watermelon is also known to be anti-inflammatory, and provide antioxidants to the body. Its most potent antioxidant is known as lycopene, which is associated with decrease risk of cancer, heart disease, and eye disorders.

Tip: When choosing a ripe watermelon, knock on the outside and listen for a sound. If it sounds hollow, it should be sweet!

2. BERRIES

Who doesn’t love a nice bowl of fresh berries on a yogurt parfait? Strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries are all packed with antioxidants and vitamins. Berries are also known as one of the “healthiest” fruits to eat since they are low in sugar, and correlated with improving blood sugar.

Tip: Try to buy organic berries if you are shopping in the supermarket! It can be tempting to reach for the giant red strawberries, but oftentimes pesticides are sprayed directly on to the fruit, which is harmful to digest. For a fun summertime activity, search for your local berry farm to pick your own!


3. STONE FRUITS

Apples, step to the side! Stone fruits — such as cherries, apricots, peaches, plums, and nectarines — are phenomenal in the summer and a great snack to reach for. All stone fruits are anti-inflammatory and filled with fiber, which is important for healthy digestion. Apricots contain beta-carotene, a vitamin that helps with eye-health and skin, and peaches contain vitamin C and antioxidants. Tip: For a yummy addition to your morning oatmeal or yogurt, try dicing up a peach and sauteing it on the stove with some cinnamon and sugar! 4. CANTALOUPE AND HONEYDEW If you’re not a big watermelon fan, maybe cantaloupe or honeydew melon are for you. Not only are these melons incredibly sweet, but also provide a ton of nutrients and minerals. One cup of cantaloupe melon provides 106% of your vitamin A daily value and 95% of vitamin C. Due to their potassium levels and high level of water, melons are also great for managing blood pressure levels too!


Fruits are a great entryway to add whole foods to your diet. Download Insumo today to develop more healthy eating habits!

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