Modern science has revealed more about food we eat then ever before. Recent discoveries point to a plant-centric diet, rife with fruits and vegetables, as the best way to reduce chances for diseases, live longer, and sustain a more active lifestyle. However, according to the “Produce for Better Health Foundation”, a mere 1 percent of adults consume the daily recommended servings for fruits and vegetables, and only 20% eat at least two servings a day. In spite of this, there’s a wide variety of fruits out on the market that provide different flavors for the tongue, and plenty of health benefits for the body that can help you get on your way to proper nutrition.

With summer in full swing, here are 7 picks for terrific fruits that will give you plenty of energy, whether you’re paddling out or hiking¬†steep lines.

 

Apricots: chock-full of antioxidants, apricots provide a diet-friendly snack. They also supply potassium, vitamin C, fiber, and a little bit of iron.

 

 

Blueberries: Blueberries are rich in antioxidants, and help protect us against heart disease, select cancers, and other conditions connected with aging such as memory loss and cognitive degeneration.

 

Cherries: These delicious little sweet fruits fight arthritis, reduce cardiovascular disease probabilities, and hold potassium and vitamin A.

 

 


Figs: Californian grown Figs hold (you guessed it) antioxidants, potassium, calcium, beta-carotene, and vitamin C. Additionally, the iron-rich fruit helps you power through hard workouts at high altitude.

 

Mangoes: A little bit o’ mango smoothie goes a long way. The delicious yellow fruit provides an abundance of vitamins A, C, and B6. Similar to the rest of the fruits, they provide more than ample antioxidants and improve your blood sugar levels.

 

 

Raspberries: Raspberry ketones are believed to boost your metabolism. Additionally, just one cup of raspberries provide a massive 8 grams of fiber, which helps you feel full and satisfied for a longer duration in your hike.

 

 


Strawberries: Besides the obvious strawberry pancakes that are a key part to any nutritious pre-ski breakfast, strawberries are beneficial to your heart, and help slow aging processes upon your body.

 

If you’re interested in a health and fitness retreat after cracking down on some super-fruits, then look no further than the Rincon Surf School. The school not only features top-notch surf instructors, but additionally the likes of professional masseuse Jason Wiginton and certified Yoga instructor Joy Salvo¬†onboard the RSS team.

 

 

 

Original Source: 7 Superfoods for Summer