10 Summer Superfoods You Should Try

These powerhouse fruits and veggies are in season now.


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Fresh fruit and vegetable display


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What’s In Season?


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What Are Superfoods?

Cherries - Great for reducing inflammation, this antioxidant-packed fruit is yummy for a snack by itself or can be added to your yogurt. You can also buy them frozen to add to smoothies. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Tomatoes - Loaded with vitamins C, K, and B6, niacin, potassium and the antioxidant lycopene, tomatoes can lower your risk for heart disease and certain cancers, improve vision and lower "bad" cholesterol. Add them to your salads, sauté them with spinach or eat them in slices for breakfast. (Photo: REUTERS/ Thierry Gouegnon /Landov)

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Red Bell Peppers - Packed with calcium and beta-carotene, a vitamin that strengthens our eye health, these sweet peppers are ideal for stir-fry, green salads, dipping in hummus or added to spaghetti sauce or chili.  (Photo: DAVID HECKER/AFP/Getty Images)

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Red Bell Peppers


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Summer Squash - Yellow squash and zucchini have less carbs and calories than winter varities like butternut and pumpkin. Filled with vitamin C, lutein, and zeaxanthin, these veggies help with our immune system and our eyesight. Use these for a chip substitute when baked, or add to your pasta or salads.(Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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Summer Squash

Avocado  - Avocados are good for boosting your libido because they contain large amounts of potassium and vitamin B6. They also naturally help keep the vaginal walls well lubricated. (Photo: Michelle McMahon/Getty Images)

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Beets - Ever heard the saying beets are good for your blood? They can help improve blood flow and lower blood pressure, plus they pack a powerful punch of immunity-boosting vitamin C and fiber. Juiced, sliced raw or steamed and served atop a salad, you can’t go wrong. (Photo: Chicago Tribune/MCT /Landov)

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Corn - One of our favorite summer superfoods, corn is packed with antioxidants such as lutein and zeaxanthin, not to mention a great source of fiber. There are so many ways to make corn—from grilling to steaming, even using it in salads, salsa or guacamole.(Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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Swiss Chard - This green veggie is packed with dozens of antioxidants and vitamins such as magnesium and potassium. Swiss chard is good for regulating your blood sugar, improving bone health and reducing inflammation in your body. Eat it as a salad or sauté with garlic for an easy side dish to any meal.(Photo: Stacey Cramp/Aurora Photos/Corbis)

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Swiss Chard