Did you know that June is recognized as National Fresh Fruits and Veggies Month? Our agency enjoys keeping our clients “in the know” when it comes to fun observations each month. This one is one of our favorites in particular. Healthy fruits and vegetables are not only in season and delicious around this time of year, but they are also packed with nutrition that can benefit your well-being in the long run. What is better than that?
To celebrate, we have put together a list of our favorites and what each one means for your health.
#1: Tomatoes. This fruit is full of lycopene, known for its cancer-fighting capability. They can also keep blood pressure in check! Toss some into a salad or simply sink your teeth into one.
#2: Carrots. Carrots are great for the eyes, loaded with antioxidants, vitamin A, C and more. They may also help protect the cardiovascular system. Eat them raw or cook them!
#3: Broccoli. Broccoli is a powerful vegetable. It may not only aid in fighting disease, but it is packed with antioxidants that can help reduce the risk of rectal, lung and stomach cancers.
#4: Raspberries. Full of fiber, antioxidants AND WATER – very refreshing on a hot summer day! The antioxidants can help the body fight against various cancers. They are also full of vitamins, minerals and potassium, which can help maintain a blood pressure.
#5: Grapes. Grapes contain flavonoids, which are a very powerful antioxidant. This can help reduce damage in the body caused by free radicals, as well as slacken aging. Freeze them for a refreshing treat on a warm day!
Whether you celebrate with a healthy piece of organic fruit or sink your teeth into a crisp vegetable, you are sure to reap the health benefits. So what are you waiting for? Head to your local farmer’s market and start celebrating, today!