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There is no better time than summer to give your diet a makeover. Why? Because of this favored season’s abundance of fresh produce. It’s rarely easy to swap out candy bars and fast foods for fruits and veggies, but it’s doable when the produce is as fresh, delicious, and flavorful as it is in the summer months.

Why Your Body Loves Fresh Summer Produce

Your body loves fresh produce better than just about any other type of food. This is because fresh fruits and vegetables reduce the risk of a huge variety of diseases when consumed regularly. Also, they provide large amounts of vitamins and minerals. Fruits and vegetables are practically perfect foods (unless, of course, they have been restricted by your doctor). They are also easy to integrate into your diet.

Ways to Eat More Fresh Fruits and Veggies

If you think regularly consuming fresh produce is difficult, you’re wrong. It’s far easier than coping with a disease that results from a poor diet. You can painlessly integrate produce into your daily diet by taking actions like these:






If you’re not sure that you like these ideas, just give them a try. They might help you learn to love fresh produce.

The Benefits of Eating Local

Eating foods that have been locally grown is a healthy practice that is growing in popularity. It has become somewhat of a trend in the past few years, but it’s a trend that’s tremendously beneficial to us. There is simply no substitute for eating locally grown foods, and it’s convenient to do so in summer due to the presence of farmer’s markets. Local fruits, veggies, meats, honey, dairy, etc., tend to be tastier than their imported counterparts. Also, local produce may contain a higher amount of nutrients than other foods. Give local foods a try and find out for yourself if you prefer them.

Adding fresh produce to your diet is a great way to shed excess weight and get in shape (See this resource for the top 29 vegetables that help speed fat loss). So is participating in a physiotherapy program. Physiotherapists are experts at helping people, injured or healthy, achieve their fitness goals. Contact a physiotherapist today to learn more.

What’s your favorite way to add fresh produce into your diet?  Share with us in the “comments” section below.

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