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8 Summer Fruits to Love (With Recipes!)

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8 Summer Fruits to Love (With Recipes!)

We are in the dog days of summer now. Check out these healthy summer fruits and some recipes to help you incorporate more of them into your diet!

Here in the U.S., we don’t eat nearly enough fruits and vegetables to get the antioxidants we need to keep us healthy. Five-a-day might not sound like a lot, but it can be tough to get all of those servings in, especially if you eat the Standard American Diet (S.A.D) which focuses mostly on animal products, processed grains and fats, and refined sugar.

Summer is a great time to up the ante when it comes to fruits and veggies, though. There are lots of healthy summer fruits that are in season now and packed with the healthy vitamins and minerals you need. Check out this infographic with some of the best seasonal summer fruits, then check out the slideshow for some summer fruit recipes for each of them!

summer fruits infographic

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Infographic via Visual.ly

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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4:45PM PDT on Aug 18, 2013

YUM

12:45PM PDT on Aug 17, 2013

Bardzo lubię owoce i warzywa, najlepiej te, które rosną u nas, czyli krajowe, nie przepadam za awokado, choć wiem, że jest zdrowe.

10:32AM PDT on Aug 17, 2013

Avocado is my favorite. Thanks

7:34AM PDT on Aug 17, 2013

All good, all these and more, not to forget the berries.

6:10AM PDT on Aug 17, 2013

My favorite

12:26AM PDT on Aug 17, 2013

cheers

2:35PM PDT on Aug 16, 2013

sounds great! thanks

2:24PM PDT on Aug 16, 2013

sounds great! thanks

8:01AM PDT on Aug 16, 2013

thank you

7:50AM PDT on Aug 16, 2013

Have you ever taste fruits like t Mango ,Banana pineapple and Dragon fruit.Very nourishing and tasty

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