Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for the Summer Diet

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Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for the Summer Diet

 

Another thing that aids in losing weight during the summer months is the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables that are available during this time. Colorful fruits and vegetables are full of vitamins and minerals, and add very few calories to one’s diet.

 

English: This is my own work, Photo by Gila Br...
English: This is my own work, Photo by Gila Brand. Basket of fruits and vegetables, illustrating the bikurim, brought to the Temple on the holiday of Shavuot. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Berries are a good source of fiber and antioxidants, and a sweet alternative to the decadent desserts. Yogurt and other low-fat dairy products are excellent aids in any weight-loss plan; they enhance weight loss while strengthening bones and help you feel full and satisfied.

 

Vegetables, both fresh and frozen, are a good choice, since you can eat large quantities of them without adding a lot of calories. Beans, for example, are an excellent substitute for meat, and are the mainstay in many a vegetarian diet. They are also a great source of protein and are full of fiber. Salads can be a tasty way to stay on target; just make sure you limit the high-calorie salad dressings.

 

 


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