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5 Heart Healthy Fruits To Include At All Your Summer BBQs

(Black PR Wire) For some, the best time of the year is summertime. The days are longer and brighter, people are livelier, and there are so many fun activities to do outside with friends and family. The list of summer possibilities are endless. One of the best things about summer though has to be the food. The food festivals that are present every weekend, the different recipes that restaurants come out with to get you and your friends in the brunch mood, and even your own concoctions that you come up with because of all the groceries you can find on the shelves at the supermarket. Food is best in the summer because of all the great fruits and vegetables that grow during this time as well. Not only are these fruits and veggies tasty and delicious in your cocktails and salads, but they will also have major health benefits when you add them to your meals this summer.

Do You Really Know The Benefits Of Fruit?

This is most likely what you already know about fruit: they’re good for you, they’re very tasty depending on which ones you try and they have seeds. These are simple facts that everyone knows about fruits, but do you know all of the benefits of fruits? Yes, they’re healthy for you and packed with loads of vitamins and supplements but what else can fruits do? Well, there are so many other benefits from fruit than just helping you lose weight. Some fruits can help prevent diseases. For example, berries can prevent heart disease due to their strong antioxidant properties. Certain fruits also help with reducing inflammation. 

Whatsmore, fruit helps with raising energy levels. This is an obvious fact to know, but it had to be said. Fruits contain sugar but the sugar they contain are better at being broken down for the fuel your body needs. Along with the immense amount of vitamins that can be found in fruit, they make having something sweet, much better and healthier for you.

5 Delicious Fruits To Add To Your Summer Plans

In order to have fun and enjoy this summer the way you want to, you need to make sure that you’re healthy enough to do so. Being healthy starts with what you consume. Eating a bunch of sugary snacks, sweets and fatty, processed foods will not only lower your energy this summer but also affect your body greatly, especially your heart health. Your heart and body will have to overcompensate to make sure it’s working to its best ability if you aren’t getting the proper nutrients. 

Here are 5 delicious fruits to add to your summer plans:

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  1. Watermelon
  2. Mangos
  3. Papaya
  4. Berries
  5. Apples

How These Specific Fruits Boost Heart Health

Your heart health is beyond important, especially in the summer months when the heat is excruciating. Adding these fruits to your summer plans will do more for your heart than you may think.

Watermelons are not only tasty, they’re also filled with water so they’ll keep you hydrated and refreshed while also reducing blood pressure levels and filling you up with potassium and lycopene, which are boosters for heart health. Mangos are one of the tastiest and most delicious fruits out there and they’re also good because of their high levels of potassium and fiber. Papaya is a great fruit for skin and inflammation. Apples help regulate blood sugar levels (remember an apple a day keeps the doctor away).

3 Fun And Healthy Cocktails You Should Try This Summer

A great summer starts with a tasty and refreshing cocktail and who wouldn’t want one of those? Sitting out on the beach or relaxing on the patio with refreshing and light cocktails are great ways to enjoy your summer afternoons and evenings. Here are 3 fun and healthy cocktails you should try this summer:

  1. Drunken Watermelon
  2. Scorpion Bowl
  3. Summertime Fruit Punch Lemonade

These 3 cocktails will not only have you feeling good, but they’ll be a party favorite. However you plan to spend this summer, have fun, be safe and make sure to stay healthy and hydrated


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