HEALTHIEST FRUITS THAT ARE AVAILABLE ALL YEAR LONG
Fresh produce is the perfect choice for getting a wide range of nutrients, including
vitamins A and C, potassium, fiber, and iron, so finding fruits that are available all
year round makes it simple to include a variety in your diet. Knowing what foods
are in season can incentivize you to reach for fresher options at the market, which
tend to be more nutritiously dense. Luckily, there are some fruits and vegetables
that are always in season. Fruits are also the ideal source of antioxidants, which
protect you from free radical damage that leads to many diseases, including heart
disease and cancer.
Their tropical origins let you enjoy this fruit even after summertime is over.
Eating papaya prevents constipation and macular degeneration due to its soluble
fiber and carotenoids, respectively.
Sometimes it’s navel oranges and sometimes you can find clementines, but
there’s always some type of orange at the supermarket. No matter which type
you buy, you’ll get a load of vitamin C and fiber in each one. Use fresh oranges to
make juice, eat one for a snack or toss them into a pineapple and banana
smoothie. Orange juice is also a delicious base for homemade salad dressing or
meat marinades. You just can’t go wrong!
Raspberries are among the healthiest foods you can eat. Plus, they’re packed with
antioxidants. Eating raspberries reduce inflammation as well as the risk of
obesity, metabolic dysfunction, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and type 2 diabetes.
Even though the berries do have a short season (peaking in late June and done by
early August), you can eat them no matter the season, thanks to your freezer.
Because they are picked and sealed at the height of their freshness, frozen
raspberries actually have higher antioxidant levels than never-frozen varieties.
Don’t reach for the baby carrots just yet. They’ve been processed to achieve their
fun-size appearance. Stick to regular carrots, which are fresher (and healthier)
because they’re closer to their original form. Carrots support your heart health,
strengthen your eyes, and aid your liver in detoxification.