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Tasty (and Healthy) Summertime Foods

admin - August 1, 2012

Summertime is here and along with it comes an abundance of delicious (and healthy) fruits and vegetables. Now’s a great time to take advantage of the assortment of foods that can do a body good.

In this HealthDay TV video, Angela Ginn, the National Spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association will guide you through her list of the best fruits and vegetables you can eat during the hot summer months. She’ll suggest a list of four healthy choices and tell you exactly how each of them benefit the body.

Consuming foods that are rich in nutrients and minerals is one step in the fight to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Take the first step by purchasing some of these fruits and vegetables for you and your family today. The video can also be found on Life Line Screening’s YouTube channel. For those without video capability, the text is provided below.

Summertime Eating

Here is the audio text to the video:

“Summertime means good eating for fans of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Hi, I’m Dr. Cindy Haines host of HealthDay TV. We’re going to share four top choices for your health.

Gardens and produce aisles are filled with nutritional goodness this time of year. To help you take advantage, we asked Angela Ginn, National Spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, to give you her top choices. They include:


Watermelon—loaded with juice, watermelons can quench your thirst on a hot day. It’s also filled with antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin A and lycopene, all good for cellular health. Serve watermelon as a dessert or blend it to make a chilled soup.

Zucchini or yellow squash—these types of summer squash are great grilled and they contain magnesium, vitamin C, fiber, potassium and folate, good for a whole host of things, including heart and gastrointestinal health.

Strawberries, which are a great snack alone or blended into a smoothie, provide antioxidants and phytonutrients that can reduce inflammation in your body. They’re also a good source of fiber.

Finally, peaches provide more than sweetness. They’re also a great source of carotene, potassium, lycopene and lutein. These can prevent heart disease, cancer and macular degeneration, which is an eye condition.

I’m Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV wishing you and your family the best of health.”


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