best summer superfruits

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When the summer temperature rises, all you want is lighter, sweeter, fresher meals. We have tapped into our basket of seasonal fruits to boost your health, and create a pick that is good-for-you, and so yummy that it’ll make this season your best yet! … So you know what this means off-the-charts deliciousness with maximum health benefits. 

With an abundance of juicy fruits, here are our top 10 that are packed full of powerful nutrients.

Peaches/Flat Peaches

This fruit is always a summertime favourite, which contains vitamin C, and is an excellent source of vitamin B6, niacin, folate, and potassium, known for helping to maintain healthy blood pressure as well as prevent kidney stones and bone loss. Peaches are also naturally high in fibre, which too aids in both digestive health and colon health.

Avocado

Avocados are high in carotenoid antioxidants, which are a potent natural antioxidant, which helps to prevent certain types of arthritis, as well as improve cardiovascular health, help regulate blood sugar levels, as well as helping to prevent certain types of cancers. What’s more, this fruit is filled with monounsaturated fats that are heart-healthy and satiating, which means it’s great for weight loss!

Watermelon

Watermelons are mostly made up of water, making them the perfect hydrating food of the summer (including babies). The natural sugar found in watermelons helps to maintain electrolytes that are lost by excessive sweating, making it the perfect snack after exercise. Not only are watermelons packed with vitamins A and C, which help with eye health and boost the immune system but around two cups of watermelon is the equivalent of one full cup of water, which is the perfect fruit when summer temperatures increase!

Blueberries

Blueberries are a great source of fiber for your diet. In fact, they offer up to nine grams per cup. They’re also low in sugar and full of antioxidants making them a satisfying snack on those days you feel peckish. Blueberries also help to fight anti-inflammatory issues, help improve brain function, enhance mood, and help to combat cancer cells. But for us at Azada, we just love how these tiny berries are one of the few foods that are naturally blue.

Coconut  (powdered)

New on the scene and definitely worth trying. It’s made when they are defatted leaving behind just the protein and fiber, basically left to resemble a protein powder, which is great when added to pancakes and smoothies. Curious, we can’t wait to try this in our baked goods!

Cherries

These beautiful bold coloured fruits are only at their peak for a short time — so grab them while you can. Like blueberries, each little cherry is rich in antioxidants called anthocyanins, which have been known to boost heart health and reduce the risk of chronic disease. Try having a handful every day or like us, add them as the main ingredient to a sumptuous dessert.

Pineapple

The sweet and tart tropical fruit contains an enzyme that improves digestion. Pineapples can also help prevent swelling, a common ailment during the summer months. It is packed with vitamin C and its refreshing taste makes everything better, so ladies, you’d better get cracking.

Strawberries

Just like blueberries and cherries, strawberries are full of antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin C, as well as minerals that help to balance blood pressure. Why not enjoy a couple as a satisfying snack or sliced over your bran flakes.

Kiwi

A great source of vitamin E and minerals but what’s amazing is that enjoying two kiwis will give you a very high percentage of your daily vitamin C needs, much more than an orange! But if kiwis aren’t your cup of tea, why not try the latest yellow-fleshed hybrid fruit that’s deliciously sweet and non-GMO.

Figs

Legend has it that fig is a true forbidden fruit, we can see why it’s a bold, sweet jam-like flavour that’s rich in fiber! Need we say more?

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