Nutrition

What Are the Summer Fruits and Vegetables?

Summer is finally here and has brought the sun, heat and long days at the beach with it. Of course, the arrival of summer also means the arrival of new seasonal fruits and vegetables, which will delight your taste buds and awaken your senses. To make things easier for you, FizzUp is giving you a short guide to help you choose your summer fruits and vegetables and get your fill of vitamins and energy.

1 | WHY CHOOSE YOUR FRUITS AND VEGETABLES DEPENDING ON THE SEASON?

To get long-lasting results, eating healthy is a must, which means eating seasonal fruits and vegetables.

FizzUp cares about your wallet, so we recommend eating the fruits and vegetables that are available depending on the season, because this is when they’re the cheapest. When there are plenty available, this drops the price, which makes getting a constant intake of healthy vitamins and fiber simple. Your body needs these elements to function and give you the energy to get through long and busy days.

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FizzUp has thought about making your shopping less of a hassle, because with seasonal fruits and vegetables, you don’t have to go to several grocery stores to find them! Any good grocery store worthy of the name will have a produce section full of these healthy foods that are naturally sweet, colorful and ready to eat.

FizzUp nutrition tip: Buy local to support your local farmers.

Don’t wait. Try the summer fruits the fruits and vegetables now! You can enjoy them without moderation.

2 | SUMMER FRUITS

With the arrival of sunny days from June 21 to September 22, there’s a multitude of vitamins and fiber that you can find in apricots, nectarines, blackcurrants, lemons, figs, raspberries, redcurrants, melons, blueberries, watermelons, peaches, plums, grapes and last but not least, good old tomatoes. It’s also the opportunity to fill up on watermelons and other melons that are the stars of your summer diet and made mostly of water, making them ideal weight loss foods. Craving dessert after dinner? Jump on a fruit salad that will tickle the taste buds of adults and children alike.

Nutrition tip: Try our salad ideas that are available in the FizzUp Nutrition Guide and serve them with tomatoes, melon or watermelon to give them a sweet and fruity touch.

3 | SUMMER VEGETABLES

In the summer, have artichokes, eggplants (aka aubergines), Swiss chard, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, pickles, zucchinis (aka courgettes), fennel, beans, green beans, arugula (aka rocket) and all other kinds of lettuce. Take advantage of the longer days and sunsets to grill up vegetables such as eggplants and fennel on the barbecue and season them with some olive oil and a pinch of salt. Want something light and refreshing? Cucumber and green bean salads go great with your grilled summer barbecue foods.

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Get together with some friends to munch on these summer fruits and vegetables without moderation. Remember to buy local for higher quality! Now that summer has arrived, now’s the time to get a basket and go pick up some strawberries and raspberries from a roadside fruit stand.

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