Sweet Treats: Dig Into The Season’s Healthiest Fruits

Fruit, it does a body good. And with summer upon us, the season breeds a bevy of beautiful fruits that just beckon you to take a bite. Terrific taste aside, fruit is jam-packed with powerful antioxidants that improve your overall health, from lowering your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer to slowing down the body’s aging process and, ergo, keeping you looking fresh, young and gorgeous.

Before you scoop up summer’s sweetest treats, here’s the scoop on the best fruits:

Apricot

Best for: vitamin C, iron, beta carotene, potassium and fiber.

Blackberries

Best for: vitamin C, E, folate, magnesium and postassium.

Blueberries

Best for: vitamin C, K and fiber.

Cantaloupe

Best for: vitamins A, B6 and C.

Cherries

Best for: vitamins A and C and potassium.

Grapes

Best for: vitamins A and K.

Honeydew Melon

Best for: vitamin B6, C, folate and potassium.

Mango

Best for: vitamin C and cancer-fighting phenols.

Nectarine

Best for: vitamin C, A , niacin and potassium.

Pineapple

Best for: vitamin C, manganese and bromelain.

Raspberries

Best for: vitamin C and phytochemicals.

Strawberries

Best for: vitamin C and phytochemicals.

Watermelon

Best for: beta carotene, vitamin C, pectin, lycopene, potassium and iron.