Where fruit is concerned, summertime is practically an embarrassment of riches. With so much produce hitting its peak in the summer months, fruit is everywhere– and it’s affordable. You can’t go wrong with whatever kind you pick, but these five stand out from the crowd:


This berry ranks in the top ten for antioxidant capacity—that’s a measure of how well the compounds can destroy cell-damaging free radicals. One of those antioxidants is immune-boosting vitamin C, and one cup of strawberry slices has more than you need in a day. Some of the berry’s other natural plant chemicals are being studied for helping fight inflammation, certain kinds of cancers, and your risk for diabetes.

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