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7 Warm-Weather Foods with Surprising Health Benefits

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7 Warm-Weather Foods with Surprising Health Benefits

By Anne-Marie Botek, Editor

The days are getting warmer and longer, inspiring people to engage in backyard barbecues, and midday picnics.

Even if your elderly loved one isn’t able to take part in traditions like cookouts, or holiday parties, you can introduce seasonal celebrations into their lives through food. Many popular warm-weather foods even offer the added bonus of helping a senior get the nutrients they need to remain healthy.

Here are some popular spring and summer treats that may offer some unexpected health benefits for you and your elderly loved one. Ruth Frechman, M.A., a registered dietician and spokeswoman for the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, offers her perspective on how these foods can be both tasty and nutritious for seniors.

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12:40AM PDT on May 25, 2012

thanks for sharing

2:14PM PDT on May 22, 2012

I haven't had watermelon in years ... it must be time to have some again!!

8:50AM PDT on May 22, 2012


1:38PM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

I remember years ago when I was travelling during really hot weather, in one country there were countless street vendors selling watermelon slices for next to nothing. Watermelon quenches one's thirst immediately and somehow for longer as well.

11:17AM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

I'm so happy when watermelon season comes along!

Not only is it great to eat alone, but in a salad with arugula and some crumbled feta cheese and toasted walnuts and dried cranberries with a light raspberry makes a wonderful summer meal!

11:04AM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

great article, thanks for sharing! :)

11:03AM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

great article, thanks for sharing! :)

10:05AM PDT on Apr 28, 2012


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9:30AM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

Thank you.

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