It is widely recommended that we must consume the seasonal produce of fruits and vegetables to get maximum nutrition from these freshest ingredients. Many also believe that the colorful variety of fruits and vegetables also packs in more flavor during the summer and spring season.

Summer season gives us a great opportunity to add a generous serving of fresh, colorful, delicious, and heart healthy fruits and vegetables to our diet. This appealing produce may be locally available in the farmer’s market, grocery stores, or in our own garden!

Professionals in the field of nutrition believe that we must take full advantage of the lovely and colorful summer produce of tomatoes, strawberries, and cantaloupes etc. to add more flavors to our mundane preparations and reduce the risk of stroke and heart problems. You must opt for the deep colored fruits and vegetables as they are rich in nutrients compared to their light colored counterparts. So, pick deeper shades of green leafy vegetables, and yellow, orange, and red colored fruits and vegetables. Are you thinking about the ripe and plump produce of tomatoes, mangos, beets, plums, peaches, berries, and deep green leaves of spinach and kale already?

Studies report that all these colorful fruits and vegetables are loaded with phytonutrients that are natural compounds present in plant food and are known to reduce the risk of heart problems and some types of cancers. Almost all types of fruits and vegetables pack antioxidants that are beneficial to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis.

The AHA (American Heart Association) recommends, that we must consume at least 4 and a half cups of fruits and vegetables every day. This healthy intake is viable to reduce the risk of heart diseases, stroke, and a certain type of cancers.

Luckily for us, in today’s time, it is not difficult to source the fresh produce of fruits and vegetables. With an ease of transportation, many of us may lay hands on an assortment of fruits and vegetables within 24 hours of being plucked at the farm. Apart from that the locally available produce does not burn a hole in your pocket and is quite cost effective.

In fact, with plenty of seasonal produce easily available in your locality, you must delve in to all that you may lay hands upon. Try out many types of fruits and vegetables during this spring and summer season. May be surf online to find a few interesting ways to incorporate these raw ingredients and try out new flavors…