Summer Snacking

We know an apple a day keeps the doctor away, we know blueberries are a superfood...read on for other refreshing, healthy snacks that also keep the calories away!

There is so much to take advantage of in the summer: longer days, great weather and nature's healthy snacks! Replacing processed, sugary snacks with fresh fruit
will start you on your path to a healthier lifestyle!

See the list below what certain summer fruits can do for you!

Apricots: Great for lung conditions and asthma; used to
help treat anemia due to their high copper and cobalt content.

Bananas: Help to lubricate the intestines, treat ulcers, detoxify the body and manage sugar cravings; are rich in potassium (which helps hypertension).

Cherries: Slightly warming in nature; increase overall body energy, remedy arthritis and rheumatism and are rich in iron, which improves the blood.

Grapefruits: Treat poor digestion, increase appetite during pregnancy, alleviate intestinal gas and reduce mucus conditions of the lungs.

Papayas: Tone the stomach, act as digestive aid, moisten the lungs and alleviate coughing.

Raspberries: Benefit the liver and kidneys, cleanse blood of toxins, regulate menstrual cycles, treat anemia and can promote labor at childbirth.

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Annie D. June 16, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Love these quick informative bits of info. Thanks!
topcat1 June 18, 2012 at 02:27 AM
same here


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